|Original author(s)||Hanpeter van Vliet|
|Developer(s)||Hanpeter van Vliet|
|Initial release||June 1996|
beta 1 / June 16, 1996
|Platform||Java virtual machine|
A beta version of Mocha was released in 1996, by Dutch developer Hanpeter van Vliet, alongside an obfuscator named Crema. A controversy erupted and he temporarily withdrew Mocha from public distribution. As of 2009 the program is still available for distribution, and may be used freely as long as it is not modified. Borland's JBuilder includes a decompiler based on Mocha. Van Vliet's websites went offline as he died of cancer on December 31, 1996 at the age of 34.