The legal case between Google and Oracle has been reduced in scope, just as Oracle subpoenas Apache to provide information about the Harmony project.
Oracle has today released version 3.7 of Coherence, its distributed in-memory data grid. The new product introduces a feature called Elastic Data. According to Cameron Purdy, Vice President of Development for the Coherence product, this allows near memory speed access to data, regardless of storage medium.
A team of developers has announced the intent to fork Android in order to create a new OS based on OpenJDK, escaping Oracle’s patent lawsuits, to make it run on other platforms and operating systems, and to bring it to the desktop.
Oracle has released a hotfix for a recently re-discovered decade-old bug in the Java platform which could be used for denial of service attacks on servers. The fix was issued in record time.
Amazon will offer Oracle Database 11g on RDS which brings patching, backup, replication, and failover support to Oracle’s database.
Oracle has announced plans to nominate one of the world's largest Java user groups, SouJava, to the JCP Executive Committee
A post on Friday claimed that the Android source tree contained more proprietary or decompiled code. What impact will this have to the Oracle vs Google case?
The Apache Software Foundation announced their resignation from both the JCP Executive Committee as well as the JCP as a whole. They follow recent departures such as Doug Lea in October, who said “I believe that the JCP is no longer a credible specification and standards body”, as well as more recently Tim Peierls, who voted against the Java SE JSRs.
The results of the recent Java JSRs are in, and all have passed with all but Apache voting consistently against them. Google and Tim Peierls voted against the Java SE 7 and Java SE 8 JSRs, supporting the ongoing licensing issues and field-of-use restrictions for the TCK.
Oracle has announced the umbrella JSRs for Java 7/8, covering a number of the features known from the earlier Plan B. This includes Project Coin for Java 7 and Project Lambda for Java 8, as well as specific reference to OSGi for the Java 8 modularity JSR. But it also includes fields of use restrictions for the JSR TCK. Read on to find out what's included.
Oracle has responded to the Apache Software Foundation, saying that voting against Java 7 is a step backwards and that they believe they meet the JSPA. Updated: the Apache Software Foundation says "honour the agreement"
Google has fired back against Oracle in the ongoing JVM dispute, and is now asserting that the Oracle JVM patents are invalid because of obviousness. Things are just about to get interesting.
In an unprecedented move, the Apache Software Foundation has announced its intention to terminate its relationship with the JCP if the rights as implementers of Java specifications are not upheld. If that's the case, they argue, then the JCP specifications are nothing more than proprietary documentation. What does this mean for the future of Java and the JCP?
Oracle has published a new comparison table for the MySQL Editions offered with support. Major changes include a rise of the price and InnoDB is removed from the Classic Edition.
A lot has happened in the last week or two in the Java space. Oracle has remained silent throughout, but their silence is deafening. They need to clarify what is happening with the JCP, and comment on OSX's removal of Java. Oracle can still turn this around, but the silence is damning. They may have bought the rights to Java, but it hasn't bought into the Java community.