Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 9th Dec 2010 20:16 UTC
Java "The Apache Software Foundation concludes that that JCP is not an open specification process - that Java specifications are proprietary technology that must be licensed directly from the spec lead under whatever terms the spec lead chooses; that the commercial concerns of a single entity, Oracle, will continue to seriously interfere with and bias the transparent governance of the ecosystem; that it is impossible to distribute independent implementations of JSRs under open source licenses such that users are protected from IP litigation by expert group members or the spec lead; and finally, the EC is unwilling or unable to assert the basic power of their role in the JCP governance process."
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Comment by pabloski
by pabloski on Thu 9th Dec 2010 21:25 UTC
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2009-09-28

Very bad for java and the java ecosystem.

Now the real question is: what real alternatives are out there?

No .net is not an alternative, it is a technology encumbered by patents, copyrights, greedy corporations and so on.

What the opensource world has to effectively replace java and the jvm?

llvm?

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