Java turns 10 this year and Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy made sure everyone knew about it.

McNealy & Co. marked the milestone by noting just how much technology has changed in a decade. Its power is to make the world smaller while the community that drives Java continues to grow.

The company pegs the number of Java developers at 4.5 million and the number of Java-enabled devices at 2.5 billion.

The JavaOne conference opened with Sun’s plan to release code for its application server under the same licence as the OpenSolaris project which was introduced at last year’s conference. There were dissenters, however in the form of rivals like BEA and JBoss, who saw loopholes in Sun’s open source approach. Read about this and more in our complete coverage of JavaOne 2005.

BEA, JBoss slam Sun’s open source strategy
6/29/2005 5:00:00 PM – CDDL release raises questions around licensing, exec says

McNealy challenges Internet users to power down
6/28/2005 5:00:00 PM – Sun CEO makes social responsibility a platform at JavaOne

Sun extends open source approach to Java app server
6/27/2005 5:00:00 PM – Platform Edition 9.0 to be under same licence as OpenSolaris project

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