News Burst: Special master named in Sun-Microsoft case

Retired Judge Charles Renfrew, a former federal district judge, has been named special master in the Sun Microsystems vs. Microsoft lawsuit over Java technology.

Retired Judge Charles Renfrew, a former federal district judge, has been named special master in the Sun Microsystems vs. Microsoft lawsuit over Java technology. In another action, Judge Ronald Whyte issued a tentative order closing Thursday's hearing to the public. Evidentiary hearings will remain open, however, according to Sun.