Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:28 UTC, submitted by fran
Java "Charging that Oracle has willfully disregarded the licensing terms for its own Java technology, the Apache Software Foundation has called upon other members of the Java Community Process (JCP) to vote against the next proposed version of the language, should Oracle continue to impose restrictions on open-source Java use. The nonprofit organization has also indicated that it could end its involvement in the JCP if the licensing restrictions stay in place."
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I doubt this will do anything
by Moochman on Wed 10th Nov 2010 00:26 UTC
Moochman
Member since:
2005-07-06

It's really too bad Apache has to go through with such drastic tactics to make a point. Sadly, it probably won't matter. Unless IBM backs Apache up, the Java 7 vote will probably go through anyway, and then what? Apache gets out of the JCP, Harmony dies, maybe some kind of legal action ensues.... Most likely plenty more stormy Java headlines ahead.

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broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

Didn't IBM recently switch focus from harmony to openjdk?

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Ripples Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree, its pretty rough. I guess if you want a robust, cross-platform solution free from lawsuits, you should just go with Mono.

(HAHA, I don't know if that will ever get old :-)

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Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

I agree, its pretty rough. I guess if you want a robust, cross-platform solution free from lawsuits, you should just go with Mono.

Nah, the reason nobody has been sued is because nobody is using it. ;)

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

While a good joke, I think that no one has figured out the Oracle angle on Mono. The Android lawsuit sorta revealed that Oracle considers microsoft to be a Java licensee that pays royalties for the Oracle patents on Java that dotNet framework uses. So Microsoft may never sue for Mono, but that doesn't mean that Oracle wont ( if anyone ever makes money off of it).

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