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RE: What is a standard and why standards bodies won't sue you (wa sRE: ISO intellectual property (was Standards))
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: John Cowan <email@example.com>, Lisa Rein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 15:07:20 -0500
And in today's world, Sun made the right *competitive*
decision. Now all they have to fight is C# if it
is indeed a better performer which considering it's inventors
took the concepts of Java and othr VM languages and
improved them, it should be.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: John Cowan [mailto:email@example.com]
Lisa Rein wrote:
> 1) ISO Standards (the only "real" international standards)
There are a few others, like ITU standards.
> Sun wasn't allowed to make Java an ISO standard [...]
Sun could have done so. AFAIK, negotiations broke down on the term
"Java", which Sun wanted to keep for themselves -- they proposed
that the Standard use the clumsy phrase "the programming language
for the JAVA(tm) workstation"(!) And on the question of who would
be responsible for further changes: "Sun", saith Sun; "an ISO WG", saith
"Indeed the Arguments on both Sides were Invincible."