Sun Takes Hits for Java Stewardship
Sun Microsystems continues to take hits for its stewardship of Java, although the company's chief Java steward says all is well.SAN FRANCISCOSun Microsystems Inc. continues to take hits for its stewardship of Java, although the companys chief Java steward says all is well. At a roundtable here sponsored by Borland Software Corp., some industry observers and participants spoke of the possibility of fragmentation of Java and how Sun, through the Java Community Process (JCP), which the company heads, is handling its role as Java steward. Rob Gingell, Sun chief engineer and chair of the JCP, told eWEEK that new revisions going into the next version of the JCP will open up the workings of the organization to broader scrutiny. The JCP is the organization that directs the evolution of the Java platform and initiates and approves new Java technology and specifications.
Last month, Sun announced plans to update the JCP to make the whole process more "transparent," said Onno Kluyt, a Sun engineer and director of the JCP PMO.