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Sun Microsystems Teams With Bono to Fulfill His Wish for One Million Voices to Join the ONE Campaign
[February 25, 2005]

Sun Microsystems Teams With Bono to Fulfill His Wish for One Million Voices to Join the ONE Campaign


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. , today announced it will join Bono to electronically enlist legions of Americans into the ONE Campaign, a non-profit initiative launched by the singer and social activist to raise the voices of citizens to combat AIDS and poverty in Africa. This opportunity, and the offer to make it a reality, was part of a wish granted to Bono as a recipient of the inaugural TED Prize, awarded on Thursday, February 24 at the TED conference in Monterey, California.


"The TED Prize is a remarkable award that gives ordinary people the opportunity to join in extraordinary endeavors," said John Gage, chief researcher at Sun Microsystems. "Bono's wish is immediate and doable. When you have this many good people and technology that is in everyone's reach, it changes things. Something great is going to happen."
In March 2005, Sun Microsystems' will power up a system to "elist" names for the One Campaign using a creative combination of Java(TM) technology, java.com site participation and technologies from Voxiva. Individuals will be able to Join Bono in the fight to end the cycles of poverty and the devastation of AIDS simply by sending a text message from their mobile phone or any other Java-powered device. The text message will be a "first kiss" establishing a link between the individual and the One Campaign at http://www.theonecampaign.org/. Enrollment is confirmed with an email and a new ringtone offered from the java.com site, and the result will be hundreds of thousands of voices being added to petitions for change in governmental policies that address these critical health and economic issues.
About ONE Foundation
The ONE campaign is a new effort by Americans to rally Americans -- ONE by ONE -- to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. The ONE Campaign is engaging Americans through a diverse coalition of faith-based and anti-poverty organizers to show the steps people can take to fight global AIDS and poverty. By joining the ONE Campaign, people will have the opportunity to make a difference, to commit themselves -- one person, one voice, one vote at a time -- to make a better, safer world for all.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer(TM)" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com/. Subscribe to Sun newswire at http://www.sun.com/news.
Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
For further information, please contact: Laura Ramsey of Sun Microsystems, Inc., +1-978-842-4499, laura.ramsey@sun.com.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.


CONTACT: Laura Ramsey of Sun Microsystems, Inc., +1-978-842-4499,laura.ramsey@sun.com



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