This year brought big news. Apple refused to release new Java versions for the Macs, until Oracle promised to do it. Nokia works more with QT and HTML5 rather than with Java. There was the Google problem with the Java software patents. And finally the ASF has left the JCP executive committee.
While the software stack on ASF will remain the same and even new software products will be added which implement JSRs, the ASF has decided to put its seat on the JCP EC down.
This is a big step and I think the right choice. Actually Oracle is refusing to give out a TCK to the ASF for $”§!% reasons. There is no chance to influence the Java way. Some of the JCP EC members have contracts with Oracle, the others have nearly no voice. It seems we are not speaking of a Java Community Process, but more from a Oracle Java Process.
I hope at one day Oracle finally decides to run Java not only as Open Source project in terms of “everybody can look into it”. Oracle disappointed me. It killed not only the JCP, it killed trust in Open Source in general.
Shame on you Oracle. I don’t see a difference to the closed source java in the medieval times. #jcpisdead
This is my personal opinion, I am not speaking for the ASF.
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