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Microsoft, Sun Microsystems form technology collaboration

Posted: 12 Apr 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:microsoft? sun microsystems? java? windows? microsoft communication?

Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. have entered into a broad technology collaboration arrangement to enable their products to work better together and to settle all pending litigation between the two companies. The companies have also entered into agreements on patents and other issues.

The agreements signed include technical collaboration agreement, Microsoft communications protocol program, Microsoft support for Java, Windows certification for Sun Server, future collaboration for Java and .NET, patents and intellectual property, legal settlements.

Scott McNealy, chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems, stated, "This agreement will be of significant benefit to both Sun and Microsoft customers. It will stimulate new products, delivering great new choices for customers who want to combine server products from multiple vendors and achieve seamless computing in a heterogeneous computing environment. We look forward to this opportunity - it provides a framework for cooperation between Sun and Microsoft going forward."

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