Sun appears to be revising its plans to gain ISO certification for Java as it is unhappy with the level of control the standards organisation would have over the specification.
Sun is instead considering other methods to get Java accepted as an international software standard, according to widespread reports today, such as going through the European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA).
Sun gained ISO's approval to standardise Java in November 1997, and has been working with the organisation's Joint Technical Committee, but has so far not submitted anything.
Alan Baratz, vice president of Sun's software division was reported to have said yesterday that he blamed Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and the Wintel world in general for creating an unfavourable environment for gaining ISO recognition.
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