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December 9, 2010

Java fallout from Oracle acquisition intensifies

Filed under: News,Random Thought — Tags: , — Nate @ 1:51 pm

I was worried about this myself, almost a year ago to the day raised my concerns about Oracle getting control of Java, and the fallout continues. Oracle already had BEA’s JRockit, it’s too bad they had to get Sun’s JVM too.

Apache seems to have withdrawn from most things related to Java today according to our friends at The Register.

On Thursday, the ASF submitted its resignation from JCP’s Java Standard and Enterprise Edition (SE/EE) Executive Committee as a direct consequence of the Java Community Process (JCP) vote to approve Oracle’s roadmap for Java 7 and 8.

The ASF said it’s removing all official representatives from all JSRs and will refuse to renew its JCP membership and EC position.

Java was too important a technology to be put in the hands of Oracle.

Too bad..


  1. So what do you think is the next big language. Certainly not .net.

    Comment by Justin — December 9, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

  2. I wish I knew, I agree .NET is not it, whatever it will be will have to have a solid foundation for running on Linux, and Mono doesn’t cut it.

    I suspect whatever it is, it hasn’t been written yet, Java has enough momentum behind it to push it for probably another 5-10 years unless Oracle does something really stupid.. I just wish I could understand why Oracle cared to get control of Java in the first place. They certainly seem to have come up with a good strategy to leverage Sun’s hardware by contrast, much to everyone’s surprise, since most thought they would sell off or kill off the hardware biz entirely.

    Comment by Nate — December 11, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

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