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Has Sun been holding Java back? Red Hat Thinks So.

Mar 30, 2009, 14:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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""Sun's inability to invest in the JCP combined with its desire to maintain control is stifling the innovation and investment in Java," Rich Sharples, director of product management at JBoss, told InternetNews.com.

"Red Hat is a member of the JCP Executive Committee which oversees the JCP. Sharples notes that what drives many of Red Hat's contributions is the desire to make Java simpler to use for more people while retaining the power of the platform. JBoss contributions to the JCP include EJB 3 (nterprise java beans), Web Beans, Seam Framework and Hibernate.

""All JSR's require a reference implementation which is a huge burden for the spec," Sharples argued. "Other standards bodies don't require reference implementations. (JSR stands for Java Specification Request)."

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