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.
Oracle and IBM have today jointly announced that IBM will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the Java platform, starting with the recently revised JDK 7.
Oracle has created the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, a private cloud appliance for Oracle, Java and non-Java applications, and Amazon has announced support for many Oracle products.
Brett Smith, the Free Software Foundation's compliance engineer, has asserted his organization's opposition to Oracle's lawsuit, but their support for Google is somewhat muted.
An internal unofficial Oracle memo has outlined a new policy regarding the OpenSolaris operating system. Some consider this as the death of OpenSolaris, but others point to the opportunity for the project to be carried on by Illumos, an open source organization that wants a completely open OpenSolaris, providing the code that is currently closed and not depending on Oracle.
Microsoft has released the SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL 1.0, and has refreshed SSMA for Oracle v4.2, SSMA for Sybase v4.2, and SSMA for Access v4.2. These toolkits helps customers migrating their MySQL/Oracle/Sybase/Access databases to SQL Server and some even to SQL Azure.
In a tersely worded press release, Oracle has announced that it is suing Google for patent and copyright infringement over its use of the Java programming language for Android development, opening a legal war between the Silicon Valley firms over the smartphone software platform.
Oracle Releases Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse. The new release aligns with Eclipse 3.6, or "Helios." The bundle includes support for GlassFish, Java EE6, WebLogic administration and management, enhanced support for the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST), and Oracle's data-grid entry, Oracle Coherence.