Java EE 7 Specification Gets Unanimous Approval

Java EE 7 Specification Gets Unanimous Approval

All thirteen members of the Executive Committee for Java SE/EE have voted to approve the Jave Enterprise Edition (EE) 7 specification that was submitted by Oracle. Members of that committee include Google, VMware, Intel, SAP, IBM and HP, but not the Apache Foundation, which resigned in protest late last year.

Only IBM commented on its vote. The company said there is an opportunity to design Java “to address market dynamics which are increasingly looking for simpler and more agile technologies and solutions.” IBM also took a swipe at Oracle in its comments by saying that Big Blue supported licensing models “that do not allow individuals or companies to exercise unnecessary control for proprietary advantage.”

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