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JavaOne 2005: Java Platform Roadmap Focuses on Ease of Development, Sun Focuses on the "Free" in F.O.S.S.

Sun celebrates the 10th anniversary of Java with two more open source product contributions and a roadmap for the Java platform that drives down complexity and, Sun hopes, will grow the Java community to be 'the largest in the world.'

San Francisco, Calif.—Sun claims 4.5 million Java developers worldwide, but apparently that's not nearly enough. "It's to our competitive strategic advantage to cultivate the largest community in the world," said Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz at the Sun-sponsored NetBeans Software Day here on Sunday, June 26, just one day before he would deliver the same message to the 10th annual JavaOne Conference audience of 15,000.

Schwartz used both events to stress the opportunity that exists