Sun Microsystems has launched a portal site for its Java programming language, which is seen as a first step to making the operating system open source.
The new site covers Sun’s moves to open-source the first pieces of the Java SE (Standard Edition) implementation, otherwise known as the JDK (Java Development Kit).
New Sun chief executive officer Jonathan Schwartz has not set out a firm open source roadmap for Java, but he has confirmed open source is the only direction in which the operating system can go.
A Java programming compiler, the operating system’s Hotspot Virtual Machine, and Java ME (Micro Edition) may be the first Java elements to go open source.
The new Java development site can be viewed here:
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