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Related Links: Java Costs Sun $92 Million Java Patents: "Software and Patents Kodak Wins vs Sun The trial in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in Rochester involving Eastman Kodak Co and Sun Microsystems will no longer be entering its penalty phase, as it was otherwise expected it would today. The parties agreed instead this morning to an out-of-court settlement, under which Sun has agreed to pay Kodak $92 million for a license with respect to the three US patents Java has been found to breach.. Accordingly, Judge Michael Telesca has signed an order formally dismissing the case - "with prejudice." It was just last Friday that a federal jury ruled in favor of Kodak in its dispute over Java, in which it alleged that the middleware mechanisms provided by Sun Microsystems' world-beating language in fact infringe patents Kodak acquired from Wang... (more)

Google Mobile-Phone Maps are Java-Enabled

Google Local now provides mapping information on Java-enabled mobile phones to let users find restaurants, hotels, ATMs, etc. Although the service will undoubtedly be perceived as quite cool when first used, it is only available now on Java-enabled phones from Cingular and T-Mobile (Verizon doesn't offer this type of phone), and Google Local won't work on Blackberries, Treos, or iPods at this point. Additionally, although Google Local for mobile is free, users  must have access to a data plan from their mobile service provider. Google recommends subscribing to an unlimited data p... (more)

Real-World Java Seminar Sponsored by CodeGear, Red Hat, Nexaweb, Farata Systems, and PushToTest

The Real-World Java Seminar is a one-day event that is the first major Java seminar to be ppresented on the East Coast. Attendees of the Real-World Java Seminar will receive a fresh look at the Java Programming Language, Java-based Frameworks, and numerous related topics--in short, the present and future of Java. Register Now For $495! A seasoned Java professional has to know more than just the syntax of the Java language. Java EE offers a set of standardized technologies for enterprise development. A number of open-source frameworks such as Spring or Hibernate are widely used in... (more)

Java-Based, Open Source JBoss Server Featured in Mac OS X 'Panther' Server

(July 10, 2003) - JBoss Group LLC will be offering professional support services to customers using Mac OS X version 10.3 "Panther" Server, which features the open source JBoss application server. JBoss Group will offer a full range of enterprise-level services, including support, training, and consulting services. "Apple's decision to embed the JBoss server continues a trend in which many of the leading hardware, OS and software vendors are bundling our core technology," said Marc Fleury, president and founder of JBoss Group. "JBoss is becoming the default standard for building ... (more)

Sun's Java Enterprise System Puts Competitors on Defensive, Says Schwartz

(September 16, 2003) - The new Sun Java Enterprise System is "serious software made simple - simplified product, simplified operation and simplified price," said Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's executive vice president, Software. Priced at $100 per employee per year (in the U.S.), including an unlimited right to use for all Intranet and Internet deployments, the Java Enterprise System delivers a complete system of standards-based software integrated as one entity. "Today's announcement puts IBM, Microsoft and others on the defensive and firmly establishes Sun as the low-cost provider ... (more)