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  • Oracle Issues Draft OpenJDK Bylaws

    Oracle has issued a first draft set of the bylaws that it hopes will guide the processes of the OpenJDK. These governance issues were originally supposed to have been solved by the OpenJDK interim governance board, which Sun created in May 2007, but despite an extension the board was unable to complete the work.

  • Oracle Announces JSRs for Java 7 and Java 8

    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.

  • Apache Threatens to Leave JCP

    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?

  • OSGi Community Event

    Last week saw London's OSGi Community Event, in conjunction with JAX London. The conference presentations covered a wide range of environments, from Java EE migrations and cloud computing, down to embedded devices and Android.

  • Mahout 0.3: Open Source Machine Learning

    The need for machine-learning techniques like clustering, collaborative filtering, and categorization has steadily increased the last decade along with the number of solutions needing quick and efficient algorithms to transform vast amounts of raw data into relevant information. Apache Mount 0.3 has been announced on March, adding more functionality, stability and performance.

  • OpenJDK Governance Board's Life is Extended Despite Lack of Delivery

    In the two years since its creation, the OpenJDK Governance Board has failed to deliver the Constitution for the OpenJDK Community which it was set-up to produce, and two of the seven positions on the board have never been filled. Despite this Sun Microsystems has now extended the life of the board for another twelve months as it switches focus back to constitutional issues.

  • Interview: Geir Magnusson on Cloud Computing

    Geir Magnusson answers questions about the definition of Cloud Computing, how cloud computing affects application development, concerns about vendor lock-in, the impact of open source for in Java evolution, Apache Harmony, and Apache Geronimo projects.

  • Article: Java FX Technology Preview

    InfoQ takes a look at the JavaFX preview release and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about version 1 expected this autumn.

  • Article: Java FX Technology Preview

    InfoQ takes a look at the JavaFX preview release and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about version 1 expected this autumn.

  • Comparing Virtual Machine Interfaces

    Andrew John Hughes, one of the OpenJDK Innovators' Challenge finalists, has posted a multi-part comparison of the interface between OpenJDK, GNU Classpath, and their respective virtual machine implementations.

  • OpenEJB 3.0 Supports DI of Enums and Collections, OSGi and EJB 3.0 features

    The latest version of OpenEJB, an open source lightweight EJB implementation framework, supports Dependency Injection of Enums, Collections and Maps, OSGi, and EJB 3.0 specification. OpenEJB 3.0 final released recently, also supports @EJB references to local interfaces in other EAR files, Transaction Logging and EJBd over HTTP protocol.

  • Interview: Charles Nutter discusses JRuby

    JRuby project lead Charles Nutter discusses how he got involved with JRuby, Sun's involvement with JRuby, how JRuby fits into enterprise-level web applications, the possibility of a friendly fork of the OpenJDK source code, reasons for switching to JRuby, the future of JRuby, Spring and JRuby, and the Ruby community as a whole.

  • JavaFX: Current Status and What’s Upcoming

    In October, InfoQ.com published an overview of JavaFX. Sun Microsystem’s Chet Haase followed-up to share additional details with InfoQ.com on what’s to come with the addition of JavaFX to the Java platform.

  • Ari Zilka on Terracotta, Clustering and Open Source

    Ari Zilka, co-founder and CTO of Terracotta, spoke with InfoQ about the capabilities of Terracotta, the use cases it supports, and the rationale and impact of taking Terracotta to an open source model.

  • OpenLogic Launches Free Open Source Library and Knowledge Base

    The OpenLogic Exchange, which launched last week, provides a place where companies and developers can find, research, and download certified open source packages. It also has a knowledgebase for each package and provides information on OpenLogic's certification scores, as well as licenses and dependencies between open source packages.

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