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Oracle's Latest Java Moves Draw Industry Ire

Jan 11, 2012, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Krill)

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"Plans for version 8 of Java Platform Standard Edition, which is due next year, call for inclusion of Project Jigsaw to add modular capabilities to Java. But some organizations are concerned with how Oracle's plans might conflict with the OSGi module system already geared to Java. In the licensing arena, Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu Linux, says Oracle is no longer letting Linux distributors redistribute Oracle's own commercial Java, causing difficulties for the company. Meanwhile, security vendor F-Secure views Java as security hindrance. (Oracle declined to discuss these issues with InfoWorld.)"

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