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Related Links: Java Costs Sun $92 Million Java Patents: "Software and Patents Kodak Wins vs Sun The trial in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in Rochester involving Eastman Kodak Co and Sun Microsystems will no longer be entering its penalty phase, as it was otherwise expected it would today. The parties agreed instead this morning to an out-of-court settlement, under which Sun has agreed to pay Kodak $92 million for a license with respect to the three US patents Java has been found to breach.. Accordingly, Judge Michael Telesca has signed an order formally dismissing the case - "with prejudice." It was just last Friday that a federal jury ruled in favor of Kodak in its dispute over Java, in which it alleged that the middleware mechanisms provided by Sun Microsystems' world-beating language in fact infringe patents Kodak acquired from Wang... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interview with David Dewan of SilverStream

David Dewan VP, product strategy SilverStream JDJ: How is Java used in SilverStream? Dewan: Java is used throughout SilverStream. The application itself is written in Java completely. It is now over a million lines of code., so it is one of the largest, if not the largest, commercial Java applications that exists. It is a full application server as well as a full development environment. All of the development tools, all of the interfaces, also are built in Java. The final thing is that Java is the programming language that our customers use. Since SilverStream is a development env... (more)

Special Section: Java FAQ's

What is Java? Is it a product? When Java first appeared on the public radar in 1995, it was heralded as the second coming. To that end the message conveyed by the marketers was at times mixed, and more often than not, wrong. Java was not the answer to everything, it was merely a new computer language that attempted to address some of the problems that previous languages failed to answer or found difficult to solve. It was not a product. It was not something you could buy from your local computer retailer. Java was not the solution, merely a tool. Never before in the history of lan... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interview With George Kassabgi

JDJ: Tell us a little bit about Progress Software, and then move into the Java Internet products if you would. Kassabgi: Progress Software is a large software company. We had revenues last year of $280 million as a publicly traded company. Basically, we sell the number one embedded database, the Progress Database. We have consistently been a favorite among the value-added reseller community, people that basically sell packaged applications built on top of our technology, which as an ensemble sold some $1.5 billion worth of software packages last year alone. The Apptivity product ... (more)

Everlasting Systems Introduces SGIL Software         Suite for Software Internationaliza

Everlasting Systems Introduces SGIL Software Suite for Software Internationalization (San Francisco, CA) - Everlasting Systems, Limited announced at the 2001 JavaOne Conference the debut of the Software Globalization by Internalization for Localization (SGIL) Software Suite in the North American region. The SGIL Software Suite features a software globalization framework with a set of components, APIs, and utilities that assess the internationalization status of software applications, then enable and optimize software globalization by internationalization for localization.www.eve... (more)