Linked by snydeq on Tue 10th Jan 2012 19:12 UTC
Java Two years hence, Oracle's stewardship of Java continues to raise user and vendor ire, this time due to modularization, licensing, and security concerns. 'Plans for version 8 of Java Platform Standard Edition, which is due next year, call for inclusion of Project Jigsaw to add modular capabilities to Java. But some organizations are concerned with how Oracle's plans might conflict with the OSGi module system already geared to Java. In the licensing arena, Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu Linux, says Oracle is no longer letting Linux distributors redistribute Oracle's own commercial Java, causing difficulties for the company. Meanwhile, security vendor F-Secure views Java as security hindrance.'
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by KermitTheFragger on Wed 11th Jan 2012 00:06 UTC
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Jigsaw was started under Sun and caused friction from day 1. What does that have todo with Oracle? It came from the Sun "Not invented here" syndrom.

Also the fact that the open OpenJDK is being pushed instead of the closed Oracle VM is something to be happy about?

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