Sun - Netscape alliance
The Sun-Netscape Alliance was formed when AOL acquired Netscape in 1999 to take advantage of the fact that the bulk of Netscape software was already running on Sun hardware. The Alliance product portfolio provides customers with the industry's most scalable, integrated infrastructure software and a family of production ready e-commerce applications. The products are offered on the industry's most widely available product platforms, including DEC, HP, IBM, Linux, SGI, Microsoft Windows, and Sun.
The iPlanet brand was already owned by Sun following the acquisition of i-Planet, Inc. in 1998. In March 2002, the Alliance was concluded, and iPlanet became a division of Sun and a core component of the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE). Sun retained the intellectual property rights for all products and the engineering and support organizations were fully staffed by Sun employees. iPlanet software became Sun ONE software, which changed its name in late 2003 to the Sun Java System brand.