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Java 8 Officially Released, Modularity Still a Concern

Red Hat is one of the leading vendors in the Java community from both an open-source perspective as well as commercial, with the JBoss application server platform portfolio. Piech noted that Red Hat’s strong support of the OpenJDK community and leadership in Linux will also ensure broad reach for Java 8.

OpenJDK is the open source implementation of the Java SE specification. OpenJDK 8 is now available in the current version of Fedora, which is version 20.