"At this year's JavaOne, Sun Microsystems announced an agreement
with the Apache Software Foundation. After months of negotiation
(and a threat to withdraw from the Java Community Process (JCP)),
Apache will now become a more active participant in the Java
standardization process. But does this make Java open enough for
the rest of the open source world?
"What exactly has changed in the JCP, and what kind of impact
will these changes have on the broader Java community? Also, check
out what developers of popular open source projects think about
this issue in the sidebar, 'Do the JCP Changes Affect Your Open
Source Project?,' at the end of this article..."