Iona to host Java summit


5 Mar 2003

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Representatives of the world’s leading technology companies, open source, individual developers and academia are to convene in Dublin next week for a meeting to guide development of the Java technology standard.

Iona will host the executive committee meeting of the Java Community Process (JCP) at its Shelbourne Road headquarters in Dublin on 12 March.

The mission of the JCP is to guide the evolution of Java technology based on standards, to help ensure cross-platform compatibility, enabling it to operate on hundreds of millions of devices, from desktop computers to consumer electronics to industrial robots.

The executive committees consist of a cross-section of the world’s leading technology companies, open source, individual developers and academia, with representatives from Oracle, SAP and Fujitsu attending next week’s meeting.

“The best minds in the industry come together in the JCP to innovate Java technology,” said Onno Kluyt, director JCP programme office. “Collaboration on standards is crucial in fulfilling the needs of developers and customers alike.”

“We are delighted to be hosting this executive committee meeting of the JCP,” said Patrick O’Brien, vice-president of corporate strategy, Iona Technologies. “Standards are vital when addressing today’s IT integration challenge because they can protect organisations against costly and time-consuming integration hurdles in the future. Iona is committed to providing its customers with open solutions that facilitate application reuse and protect legacy investments, so they may recognise their IT assets as valuable, and not as weights inhibiting their success.”

By Brian Skelly