Tuesday, October 12, 2010

IBM joins Oracle on OpenJDK


Today, IBM took the pragmatic decision to end hostilities over Apache Harmony and move on. This is clearly a good choice for IBM, and probably the best we could hope for Java. It does mean that Apache Harmony is effectively dead.

But frankly, Sun, now Oracle, have got away with murder.

Whether the Apache Software Foundation can stomach staying in the JCP is, I would say, still an open question. Let's hope the deal that was cut is really positive. Because it really is time for the Java industry to move on.

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