Apache Foundation in Open Source Java Fight with Oracle

The ongoing fight between Oracle and Apache just got a little more heated. The Apache Software Foundation is asking other JCP members to vote against releasing the next proposed version of Java in order to show Oracle that they dislike the current licensing restrictions on the language. Apache is also hinting that they may leave the JCP if Oracle doesn’t change its stance.

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“Why would we want to be in an organization where the rules of law don’t matter? Our being on the [JCP Executive Committee] would be a sham. It would show that the community doesn’t matter, that we’d basically cave into Oracle pushing stuff through whether or not it would be in the best interest of the community,” said the Apache Foundation’s Jim Jagielski.

If Oracle does not remove current restrictions, it could impact the viability of the Apache Harmony project.

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