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Sun: IBM needs to contribute more to the open source movement... HUH???

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From InfoWorld:  
Sun's McNealy chides Microsoft, Red Hat, IBM

Scott McNealy is trying to fend off calls for Sun to turn Java over to the open source community.  In this article, we have the following bite:

Sun has been a good steward of Java, McNealy said, defending the company’s position to not open up Java under an open source format. “Somebody’s got to be in charge or nobody is,” he said. He also criticized IBM for urging Sun to offer Java under an open source format, stressing IBM has been lacking in its own open source contributions while Sun has been a major contributor.

Did I miss something here?  How much of Eclipse was underwritten by IBM?  Wasn't Xerces, the XML parser from IBM turned over to open source?  How much work has IBM been doing on the portal standards?  I'm sure there is much more I'm not aware of, too.  

I think McNealy needs to get his facts straight before shooting off his mouth like that.

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