Will Oracle control Java more tightly than Sun?
Jan 26, 2010, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Would the Java community thrive as well under Oracle's
control as it did under Sun Microsystems'? Vendors of Java products
seem split about the question.
"Mark Little, who is Red Hat's chief technologist for middleware
and a member of the Java Community Process (JCP) executive
committee, raised the concern in an interview that Oracle may
handle its stewardship of the Java programming language
"Because Oracle tends to be more focused on monetizing its
technology than Sun has been, it could try to maintain tighter
control over Java, Little warned. By loosely controlling the
language and supporting standards, Sun allowed an ecosystem of Java
vendors to thrive. If Oracle were to apply tighter control over
Java it might be beneficial to Oracle, but could limit the Java
middleware industry as a whole."