Open source standards and proprietary profit

Sun Microsystems last week unveiled a portal that will detail its efforts to make its Java programming language available as open source code.

After the announcement, Bob Brewin, Sun's chief technology officer for software , talked to Computerworld about the state of the company's effort to make Java SE (Standard Edition) code available to the open source community.

"We are trying to determine what the right governance model is and what the right licensing should be. We need to improve the infrastructure [for the community], provide a way for tracking bugs and feature requirements, and to do source code management."