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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I agree it's sad news...

Considering previous products that Oracle got there hands on it does not look good for Java ;)

Guess Oracle will want to close it down, create there own 'enterprise' edition make sure that OpenJDK get's everything about 1 year later then there 'enterprise' edition. Limit amount of resources free-java can sure on your system, or maybe put tons of advertising in awt/swing ?

All that you are pushed further into buying there enterprise edition.

On similar note, anybody else found OpenJDK to be pretty crash/segfault happy ?

Well maybe this is for the better. Maybe now people will start looking at other languages now besides Java and C#.

Finally given them the credits they deserve in the 'enterprisy' world.

Guess it's a bit like Linux... it runs in almost any home now... your wireless router, your hd-tv, even the big coffee machine at work runs embedded linux. And nobody knows or cares about it..

Likewise I've been working on some high ends switches lately which run there entire management tools on a embedded Linux system with Python, such that you can now completely tune and develop for your switches.

Maybe life programming 'enterprise' applications will become a lot more fun because of Oracle ;)

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