Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Oct 2010 21:52 UTC
Java "Oracle and IBM today announced that the companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the leading open source Java environment."
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Where is all the whining and outrage?
by tyrione on Wed 13th Oct 2010 00:16 UTC
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Where is it? This place lit up for fear of Java being hosed after the merger.

I suppose you can continue to whine it's not GPLv3, but GPLv2, but then again you would have to stop using Linux, as well, to be consistent.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Was I one of those? I don't seem to remember. I think I defended Oracle and gave them the benefit of the doubt.

IMHO, Oracle has acted similar to Sun under McNeally. I really liked Johnathon Swartz, the guy that opened everything up. I wouldn't have been surprised at anything Oracle is now doing if it had been done under him.

This Java collaboration is more about sustaining Java, than it is about open source. Open JDK was the official Java source code, and pretty much is now too.

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nt_jerkface Member since:

I really liked Johnathon Swartz, the guy that opened everything up.

Yes he opened everything up without a business plan and broke the company. I'm sure all the people that lost their jobs think he is just a swell guy.

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