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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."

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