Feeds

Microsoft seeks extension for Java compliance

Which means what Microsoft is shipping ain't necessarily compliant at all...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

As we suggested almost two weeks ago, the route Microsoft has taken so far to gain compliance with Sun's preliminary injunction may not be enough. On Friday Microsoft asked the San Jose District Court to extend the time it has to modify its software to 120 days. In announcing its latest version of Java Microsoft referred to it as being "in compliance with the recent ruling in the San Jose Federal District Court." We had some doubts (Earlier story). The company currently has 90 days from 18 November to become compliant, and is appealing the court's ruling anyway. But if it wants more time to achieve compliance, then obviously Microsoft has its doubts too. It's currently giving developers the option to stick with its code or go with Sun's, which it is now also shipping. But in asking for the extension it's also asked for clarification of the injunction to allow it to distribute "independently developed" technology. So Microsoft too thinks there is a possibility that the injunction does not in fact allow it to do so. If it doesn't, then the company must currently be in breach of the injunction. Sun is meanwhile sticking to its version of the contracts, insisting that Microsoft's software should pass Sun's compatibility tests before it is shipped. Presumably what Microsoft is currently shipping won't, and if the judge agrees with Sun, then Microsoft is going to have to have another go at compliance. ® Complete Register trial coverage

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.