Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Nov 2010 17:14 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mac OS X The jokes about two evils joining up are easily made, but I'll try to refrain. Apple recently marked its Java implementation as deprecated. Well, we now know why: Apple and Oracle have announced that Apple will contribute to the OpenJDK project, effectively meaning that Java for Mac OS X will be developed by the OpenJDK community. Why do I have this image in my head?
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I like this move
by JeffS on Fri 12th Nov 2010 19:50 UTC
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It never made sense to me for Apple to write and maintain it's own JVM/JDK for Mac OSX. I'm guessing that they did it because Jobs didn't trust Sun to produce a decent looking and performing version for them.

But now that Oracle owns Java, Jobs and Ellison are good friends, both Oracle and IBM are behind OpenJDK, and Jobs/Apple is probably tired of maintaining their own JVM/JDK, Jobs is probably now comfortable releasing the Apple components of the JVM/JDK to the OpenJDK, and collaboratively maintaining it with Oracle and the OpenJDK community.

This just looks like a win for everyone.

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