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Apache Harmony is Dead. OpenJDK Wins Open Source Java Battle.

Nov 11, 2011, 02:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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Guess what? The project is now (mostly) dead and that's not good news.

In a vote, Apache Harmony developers decided to move Harmony to the Attic, essentially shelving the project that once held the prospect of being the leading light in the open source Java world.

Back in 2005, Apache's Harmony effort was seen as being essential for open source development. Things have changed since then, Sun open sourced Java, Oracle acquired Sun. And oh yeah, both Red Hat and IBM now back the OpenJDK open source implementation of Java.

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