Sun Microsystems will respond today to questions from the International Standards Organisation (ISO) about the hardware supplier's submission of Java as a would-be standard.
The ISO will, in turn, reply within 45 days and deliver its verdict on whether it will accept the submission or not. Sun clarified that it has submitted its specification for the Java platform, which includes the Java Virtual Machine, the language and application programming interfaces for the Java class libraries. It will undertake its own maintenance of the platform, but also continue to take input from ISO internal working committees, and, it insisted, it will surrender the Java trademark to no-one at any time.
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