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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in August 2004
For several months now, Sun Microsystems has released a steady stream of software into the open source community. And while it's unlikely that the company will serve up Java for the same treatment (with good reason, in my opinion), it seemed as if Sun was learning how to deal effectively with the open source community.
That's what makes the company's dust-up with Javalobby last week so mystifying.
Javalobby was asked to remove Sun-copyrighted Java API documentation from the group's JDocs site.
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) announced last week the release of a major upgrade to its core testing tool for Linux kernel development.
Leave it to Microsoft to bring together three countries that spent a good part of the twentieth century slaughtering one another's citizens.
That's the story in Asia, where the governments of China, South Korea and Japan recently agreed to develop a Linux-based operating system. The idea is to give government and business users in the three countries a practical, low-cost alternative to Windows, tailored to m