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Open-Source Guru Says JCP Is Too Closed

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"While Sun Microsystems Inc. moves to open-source its Solaris operating system and releases key patents in a nod to the open-source community, the company still takes a rap for hampering open source in other ways."

"At TheServerSide Java Symposium here Friday, Jason Hunter, a member of the Apache Foundation open-source community organization, said the Sun-led JCP (Java Community Process), which manages the process of developing and revising Java technology, actually stifles competition in some ways."

"The JCP does not believe in free markets," Hunter said.

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