that Sun Microsystems is releasing Fortress, a replacement for the FORTRAN
language with parallel programming capabilities, under the BSD license.
"Sun Microsystems took a new open-source step this week, enlisting the outside world's help in an attempt to create a brand-new programming language called Fortress.
On Tuesday, the company quietly released as open-source software a prototype Fortress "interpreter," a programming tool to execute Fortress programs line by line. "We're trying to engage academics and other third parties," said Eric Allen, a Sun Labs computer scientist and Fortress project leader, about the open-source move.
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