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Sun’s McNealy: Help secure Java’s future [ZDNet]

Mar 26, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive's Stephen Shankland reports on Sun CEO Scott McNealy's keynote at JavaOne, in this article at ZDNet. Shankland writes . . .

“Programmers are on the front lines in the battle to keep Microsoft from taking over the standards that underlie the Internet, Sun Chief Executive Scott McNealy told loyalists of Sun's Java software Tuesday . . . during his JavaOne keynote speech, McNealy turned up the volume, saying 'the struggle is for nothing less than the future of humanity'.”

“The standards underlying the Internet currently are open, but McNealy said he fears Microsoft will try to modify them to weave its products inextricably into the Internet's fabric. 'I want everybody to be aware of the opportunity for very large monopolists to hijack open APIs,' he said, referring to the application programming interfaces that govern how programs draw upon standard services such as requesting a Web page . . .”

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