Java Suit Settled

Microsoft and Sun Microsystems have settled their longstanding legal conflict over Microsoft's version of Java, ending a three-year headache for Microsoft and vindicating its legal and strategic tactics relative to Java. Under terms of the settlement, Microsoft will pay Sun US$20 million and is barred from using any logos or language in its products suggesting that they are "Java-compatible." The two companies also agreed to drop all claims and counter-claims in the case, to terminate their current license agreement (which was due to end in Mar.

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