Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:28 UTC, submitted by fran
Java "Charging that Oracle has willfully disregarded the licensing terms for its own Java technology, the Apache Software Foundation has called upon other members of the Java Community Process (JCP) to vote against the next proposed version of the language, should Oracle continue to impose restrictions on open-source Java use. The nonprofit organization has also indicated that it could end its involvement in the JCP if the licensing restrictions stay in place."
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purplemecha
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2010-05-27

Oracle could have taken a tremendous leadership role in the free software community. With their backing we could have seen a flowering of Java and OpenOffice.org. It's sad that they have chosen the path of not working with the free software community at large. I had such high hopes when they bought Sun. I was hoping Solaris would become revitalized and OpenOffice.org could finally be able to catch up and exceed Microsoft Office. I really hope Oracle changes their tune, they could be such a powerful force for good in open source.

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