Takes Linux to Java Developer Community

8/7/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) announced growing momentum of Linux-based projects within the Java developer community, with cutting-edge Linux telecommunication projects on, a unique, online global community established to foster Java technology collaboration and innovation. Since it's launch in June 2003, has gained over 16,000 registered users, initiated over 460 projects. Located at, the site has added over 15 Java communities, including a combination of new and existing Java communities, such as Java Games, Java Desktop, Java Communications, Java Web Services and XML, JavaJAR, Java Incubator, Javapedia, and federated pre-existing communities such as Jini, Project JXTA, NetBeans, and the OSS/J and JAIN Initiatives. has also become host to more than 40 Java technology and community-related weblogs, and added over 30 Java user groups from more than 11 countries.

"The enduring value of Java technology is driven by the collaboration of the Java technology developer community," said Ingrid Van Den Hoogen, senior director of Java and Strategic Marketing for Software, Sun Microsystems. "The rapid growth of, and the growing momentum of Java projects on Linux, illustrate the power of open collaboration on standard technology and the developer community's interest in propelling Java technology into new markets and applications.

The announcement demonstrates the building convergence of Java-Linux developer communities that will help to further expand the Java technology portfolio of applications, tools and services. Numerous projects have been developed on, and support, Linux. Some key Linux projects include: * jinux A 100 percent Java operating system on top of minimal Linux kernel. This early stage project is part of the Java Incubator community on * wirelessvoip A Linux gateway and PDA via 802.11. This early stage project includes a Linux telephony server as part of it's design, and is also part of the Java Communication community on * sip-communicator A JAIN-SIP video phone project. This mature project is also part of the Java Communications community on is sponsored by Sun, the creator and leading advocate of Java technology, with editorial resources and technology infrastructure provided by CollabNet, Inc. and O'Reilly & Associates. projects, communities and its members help to further expand the Java technology portfolio of applications, tools and services by facilitating Java technology collaboration in applied areas of technology and vertical industry solutions. Industry veterans, such as Java technology creator James Gosling, are active contributors and participants in projects, communities and blogs.

To find out more about new and innovative Java-Linux projects and applications, attend the community meeting being held at the Argent Hotel in San Francisco on Wednesday, August 6th, 7:00-9:00 pm. The community meeting brings together several of the community managers including the java web services and java desktop communities, and participating developers. For more information please visit

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