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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Bright Side
by snadrus on Wed 10th Nov 2010 17:54 UTC
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This could bring a new age of compiled + web content:

Vala/Genie are compiled, Gnome-targeted Mono-like languages competing against Mono. They should gain respectability.

Google's Go language made it to GCC now, and Apple's GCD multiprocessing toolset will easily beat Java's multithreading work.

Much of HTML5 requires application developers which have been in Javaland-on-Apple for a while.

These and other tools were ignored but are open, safer, and here-to-stay. What better way to get them traction than to showcase the benefits of their freedom.

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RE: Bright Side
by Moochman on Wed 10th Nov 2010 18:00 in reply to "Bright Side"
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Java is compiled.

I guess you mean "platform-native" binaries? Sorry, but those don't sound very much like web-friendly technologies to me. The platform independence is one of the main reasons Java (and PHP) became so big on the web in the first place.

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