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Is there any possibility of Linux also doing this?  It'd really be neat if
Linux could be first-on-the-market.

> CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 1996--JavaSoft, an
>operating company of Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW) today
>announced a new licensing model for Java(TM), its core technology.
>The industry's leading companies will now embed Java directly into
>their operating systems.
> Apple Computer Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Hitachi, Ltd.,
>International Business Machines Corporation, Microsoft Corporation,
>Novell, Inc., Silicon Graphics, Inc., SunSoft, The Santa Cruz
>Operation, Inc. (SCO) and Tandem Computers Incorporated all intend
>to embed Java into their operating systems, which not only makes the
>power of Java easily accessible to the thousands of developers
>committed to each operating system, but also paves the way for Java
>to become a ubiquitous feature for end users.
> "This represents a spectacular new distribution channel for
>Java,
>and a powerful new capability for operating systems," said Alan
>Baratz, president of JavaSoft. "Not only have we dramatically
>simplified and broadened access to Java for developers and for end
>users, but we've also ensured that ongoing innovations to the Java
>platform have a solid foundation and delivery vehicle."
> Under the new terms of the relationships, JavaSoft will provide
>each OS licensee the Java Virtual Machine(TM) and Java Class Libraries.
>Each licensee will become a provider of the Java implementation for
>their platform and will expose Java as binaries in the operating
>system, providing ready access to developers.
> As JavaSoft and its partners extend the basic Java API's, each
>licensee has agreed to implement the new APIs within a specified
>period of time. In addition, each company granted a license has
>committed to pass JavaSoft's rigorous compatibility test suites for
>the current platform and future extensions.
> "We'll ensure that Java can grow while remaining compatible,"
>said JavaSoft's Baratz. "Our goal is to foster innovation on Java
>while ensuring that it continues to operate in any complex,
>heterogeneous network environment. This is a critical component of
>JavaSoft's model, and our responsibility to the Java developer and
>user communities."
>
>Broader access for developers
> Software developers will now have the power to access Java's
>Virtual Machine in their applications. For example, an IBM developer
>would be able to write AIX software that utilizes Java transparently
> -- like any other system service in AIX. In addition, Java
>developers are ensured that applications written in Java will run
>consistently on the major industry operating systems.
> "This is a great boost for developers who have been anxiously
>awaiting the ability to build applets and applications on the Java
>platform," said Jon Kannegaard, vice president of software products
>for JavaSoft. "UNIX developers, PC developers and Mac developers
>will all be able to easily develop in Java and ensure that their
>applications run on every platform."
> JavaSoft will still offer traditional source licensing for the
>Java Virtual Machine and class libraries, to ensure that Java is
>available across all hardware and software platforms and that
>developers have easy access to the library source code.
> JavaSoft, headquartered in Cupertino, CA, is an operating
>company
>of Sun Microsystems Inc. The company's mission is to develop, market
>and support the Java technology and products based on it. Java
>supports networked applications and enables developers to write
>applications once that will run on any machine. JavaSoft develops
>applications, tools and systems platforms to further enhance Java as
>the programming standard for complex networks such as the Internet
>and corporate intranets.
> JavaOne, the first JavaSoft-sponsored developers conference for
>Java, will take place May 29-31, 1996 at San Francisco's Moscone
>Center. For more information or registration, visit
>http://java.sun.com/javaone or call 800-488-2883.
> With annual revenues of more than $6 billion, Sun Microsystems,
>Inc. provides products and services that enable customers to build
>and maintain open network computing environments. Widely recognized
>as a proponent of open standards, the company is involved in the
>design, manufacture and sale of products, technologies and services
>for commercial and technical computing. Sun's SPARC(TM) workstations,
>multiprocessing servers, SPARC microprocessors, Solaris(TM) operating
>software and ISO-certified service organization each rank No. 1 in
>the UNIX(R) industry. Sun's Java(TM) platform-independent
>programming environment, provides a comprehensive solution to the
>challenge of programming for complex networks, including the
>Internet. Sun Microsystems was founded in 1982, and is headquartered
>in Mountain View, California.
> -0-
> Note to Editors: Sun, the Sun logo, Sun Microsystems, The Network
>is the Computer, Solaris, Java, HotJava, JDBC and JavaSoft are
>trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the
>United States and in other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used
>under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC
>International, INC. in the United States and other countries.
>Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture
>developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark
>in the United States and in other countries exclusively licensed
>through X/Open Company, Ltd. All other product or service names
>mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.
> -0-
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