Apache resigns from Java Community Process - What's next?
Dec 10, 2010, 18:34 (2 Talkback[s])
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"At issue is the license under which Oracle makes the TCK
(Technology Compatibility Kit) for Java available. In Apache's
view, Oracle requires implementers to negotiate for seperate
licenses from Oracle for the TCK.
"'The recent Java SE 7 vote was the last chance for the JCP
Executive Committee (EC) to demonstrate that the EC has any intent
to defend the JCP as an open specification process, and demonstrate
that the letter and spirit of the law matter," Apache wrote in a
statement. "Oracle provided the EC with a Java SE 7 specification
request and license that are self-contradictory, severely restrict
distribution of independent implementations of the spec, and most
importantly, prohibit the distribution of independent open source
implementations of the spec."