The International Standards Organisation (ISO) is believed to have voted in favour of enabling Sun to submit its Java technology for ratification as a standard.
According to US reports, 20 out of 27 ISO members have backed Sun becoming a Publically Available Specification submitter for Java. Ireland, China, and the US are thought to be among those that voted against.
Amy Porter, Javasoft?s European marketing manager, said: ?The voting is not finished until the end of play today on the East coast and the Belgian vote is still pending, so it?s a bit premature to say anything.?
However, Sun is now expected to submit the Java language, Java Virtual Machine and some base level application programming interfaces to ISO for approval.
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