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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RE: Comment by pabloski
by -oblio- on Thu 9th Dec 2010 21:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by pabloski"
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Hard to say, but fast implementation of VMs and programming languages and APIs is one of the strong points of OSS.

Once the trend moves towards something, that will bubble up, be it Python 3, Parrot, LLVM, V8 or something like that.

I think no one knows right now what's beyond Java, we will found out in 2-3 years I think.

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