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 fran
by fran on Thu 9th Dec 2010 22:08 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

Netbeans and Spring Framework is still very poplular among developers.
(Spring Framework is not controlled by Oracle.)

And Hadoop has become hot technology.
(controlled by Yahoo)

Java 7 will come out next year and is said to finally squash the speed myth too with the addition of multicore programming support.

Also Java is very popular in the mobile app markets.

I dont think Apache is doing this out of principle. It wont cut off it's nose to spite the face.
It's all about licensing/redistribution legalities.
"that it is impossible to distribute independent implementations of JSRs under open source licenses such that users are protected from IP litigation "

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