J Consortium announces formation, promotes creation of vendor-neutral Java standards

J Consortium announces formation, promotes creation of vendor-neutral Java standards
Tom Foremski
Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and others have formed the J Consortium to help develop real-time Java components and snub Sun’s similar efforts.
The J Consortium includes Aonix, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NewMonics, OMRON, Perennial, and Plum Hall. The group disagrees with the way Sun is developing its Java technology and claim that Sun has too much control over the Java standards process.
The J Consortium is open to any company or individual interested in advancing real-time extensions for Java APIs. “In our process, anyone interested can contribute to the creation of specifications,” says Wendy Fong, chairman of the J Consortium. “Our goal is to create specifications that can be submitted to a consensus based standards organization so the entire real-time community can benefit.”
Sun has tried to meet with members of the J Consortium in the past to prevent the development of two rival and incompatible real-time Java technologies but the two sides have failed to find agreement.


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