IBM, Sun meeting to discuss open source Java

Sun and IBM may already be meeting to discuss the open sourcing of Java.

Sun Microsystems is moving quicker than it originally said it would to respond to IBMs challenge that it set Java free in the open source world. Chief Engineer Rob Gingell and other Sun executives may meet with their Big Blue counterparts as early as today (Friday) to take the dialogue a step further, a Sun spokesman said.

Sun said Thursday it would need a few days to consider IBMs challenge proposal and provide a complete response. However, things have been changed, and a meeting has now been arranged between key decision-makers of both companies.

Even though the high-level discussion may have begun, Sun will release no official statement on it today, a spokeswoman told NewsForge.

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