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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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

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:
2009-08-26

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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TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

Sun had problems long before everything got opened up. One did not necessarily cause the other.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I can't always write from everyone's perspective, so I try to stick to my own. I know less about running a company than I do about what makes life easier, more enjoyable and more productive for developers not working for sun. As the other commenter noted, its easy to criticize a failed business and point at a move we disagree with and blame it for the failure.

I'd suspect ( with the previous cavat that I know very little about business), that much like in medicine some treatments will cure a man with one disease that would kill a man with another. But that hardly means the treatment is wrong for every patient.

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