Microsoft has said it will appeal against a federal judge?s decision last month ordering it to modify its Java products.
The company maintains that the licensing contract it has with Sun allows it to improve and enhance Java technology for its Windows platform.
US District Court Judge Ronald Whyte ruled on the 18 November that Microsoft?s omission of the Java Native Interface (JNI) had breached the contract it held with Sun and ordered the company to add the technology to its products within 90 days.
Tom Burt, general counsel for Microsoft commented: ?Microsoft is appealing the District Court?s preliminary ruling because Microsoft does not believe any preliminary injunction should have been ordered.?
He added, ?We are confident that Microsoft has developed the best Java implementation within the terms of our contract with Sun and in the best interests of Java developers and consumers.?
The company said it is complying with the District Court?s ruling while waiting for the appeal to be heard. Microsoft also said it has already completed a revised Java virtual machine.
The company has filed a notice of appeal which gives it 28 days to file with the US Court of Appeals.
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