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RE: WAP Competitors ?

From: Josh Cohen <joshco@Exchange.Microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 22:21:02 -0800
Message-ID: <726A4C58DBA56E409F3D3563A8BF953C0F1C6A@airstream-corp.platinum.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "'jain@cs.purdue.edu'" <jain@cs.purdue.edu>, Sandeep Hundal <sandeep@wde.org>
Cc: www-mobile@w3.org
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jain@cs.purdue.edu [mailto:jain@cs.purdue.edu]
> Sent: Friday, March 03, 2000 7:18 PM
> To: Sandeep Hundal
> Cc: www-mobile@w3.org
> Subject: Re: WAP Competitors ?
> 
> 
> Yes.....KVM - Kilobyte Virtual Machine from  Sun.
> Some companies are trying to propose this as a standard
> for software deployment on the mobile nodes. Well the crux of
> this is much-hyped Java.
> 
> KVM is a lightweight version of Java virtual machine tailored
> specifically for devices with low memory, computing power etc.
> If KVM is installed on a mobile entity, it will be able to run
> Java programs....and these programs can be browsers...servlets..
> ..an application....
>
Java is an execution environment.  WAP is a protocol stack and a 
scriptable execution environment.  WAP can easily be used with
Java or any other runtime environment.   I dont see how
Java and WAP are necessarily competitors.
 
> But Java is proprietary....that means companies using this 
> technology will have to pay royalty. 
>
WAP also has some intellectual property constraints that
you may need to license, depending on what you are doing 
with it.  You should see the WAP forum for more information.
 
> Lets see who wins in the battle of technology n commerce...
> 
> Sandeep
> 
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> On Sat, 4 Mar 2000, Sandeep Hundal wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Are there any alternatives to WAP ?
> > 
> > Out of interest...
> > 
> > 
> > Sandeep
> > 
> 
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