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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RE: I like this move
by s_groening on Sat 13th Nov 2010 10:04 UTC in reply to "I like this move"
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I guess Apple never really liked the idea of something being truly open at all - so when OpenJDK seems to get locked down by Oracle's Android/Google patent lawsuits over code bits that might very well be implemented in full compliance with the Java specifications, Oracle and IBM joining hands as well, it now looks much more like the good old days for Jobs, when you could be pretty sure that it was the big 4-5 companies that controlled the market and could do so without paying too much attention to the ongoing outside world...

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