Saturday, July 23, 2005

IBM boosts Harmony

IBM has committed a full time employee to work on the Apache Harmony open source JVM and class library. IBM is being careful to let the Harmony community set it's own direction and is limiting it's contributions to thoughts on design, at this point, although IBM VP Rod Smith he "is sure" that code contributions will come later.
I think this is clearly a move against sun, whereas one developer is not that much of a contribution...maybe IBM just wants to be involved. Contributing code, maybe of the J9 VM, would be a smart move of IBM, since it could turn Harmony into a serious competitor of sun.

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