Sun sues Microsoft over Java

From: Craig A Summerhill <craig[_at_]>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 22:08:22 -0400 (EDT)

[ In a somewhat more serious direction regarding Microsoft-related lawsuits. (Loved the joke though, Robert) ].

The Washington Post reported today that Sun "has sued" Microsoft over alleged licensing violations regarding Java compliance in the new Internet Explorer 4.0. Apparently, Sun believes Microsoft has opted to pick and choose features of Java for implementation in IE 4.0. Of course, if true, this makes IE 4.0's Java compliance somewhat open for interpretation. Sun seems to feel it could seriously jeopardize their PR and marketing claims that Java provides a platform independent programming alternative, and furthermore Sun alleges the omissions are in direct violation of the licensing agreement Sun signed with Microsoft.

However, the article neglects to say where the suit was filed. Nor does it go into any details about the licensing violations.

Does anybody have more specifics?

   "Sun Sues Microsoft Over Java"
   by Elizabeth Corcoran
   Washington Post
   Wed. Oct 8, 1997


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