Motorola Inc. is going to develop a Java Micro Edition software stack using the Apache License Version 2.0 hoping to unify the fractured market for Java software in cell phones. Motorola reported it would cooperate its future Java ME-based development with Apache's model of licensing and open governance. Open-source software is offered by Apache Software Foundation planning that customers and developers don't have to pay royalties on the software.
Mark VandenBrink, senior director and chief platform architect for Motorola's Mobile Devices business announced: “We see industry fragmentation and proprietary software models as an obstacle to unharnessing the full power of innovation in the mobile Java ecosystem”.
For a long time Motorola uses Java software in its handsets since 2001 the company released its first Java-capable phone.