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 Beta on Wed 11th Jan 2012 14:45 UTC
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Nothing more, nothing to see here, ignore.

For more information: The JCP under Oracle is no longer deadlocked like it was under Sun, features that were delayed are becoming included and Oracle is standardising on OpenJDK as the mainlineā€¦ so Linux distros do not require a bloody argreement to distribute.

As for it being an attack vector: it has hundreds of millions of installs, just like Flash, Windows, etc. It is par for the course. Keep up to date and you shall be better than most.

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