Apache is being forced into a Java Fork
Dec 10, 2010, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Everyone who follows Java knew that the Apache
Software Foundation was going to resign from its nominal Java
Community Process leadership position. Apache had given
fair-warning that it was not going to rubber-stamp Oracle's Java
plans in November. Then, when Oracle rolled over Apache and
Google's objections to its Java plans in December, the scene was
set for Apache to leave and, eventually, force a Java code fork.
"There's a long story behind why Apache, a four-time JCP "Member
of the Year" is going with its own Java-related plans. The story
actually doesn't start with Oracle, but with how Sun handled the
"open-sourcing" of Java in 2006."