The Apache  software fundation has put a new project in it's incubator line: Harmony

A free open source Java virtual machine and classes librairies!!!

Right now it is only a thread, and a FAQ...an interesting discussion has start on Slashdot.org  

Purpose of this project is to create and use an open source, compatible implementation of J2SE
5, the latest version of the Java 2 Standard Edition specification.

"The Apache Software Foundation provides support for the Apache community of open-source software projects. The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus based development process, an open and pragmatic software license, and a desire to create high quality software that leads the way in its field. We consider ourselves not simply a group of projects sharing a server, but rather a community of developers and users."

Update: Sun executives have endorsed the project, and the company might even participate. found at www.informationweek.com

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