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Oracle asks Apache back to the fold

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 11:05 No Comments

Oracle has asked Apache Software Foundation to reconsider its decision to quit the Java SE/EE Executive Committee. Apparently it has just realised that the Java is going to be damaged by Apache walking away from the standard’s body which sets the software’s future. The ASF said that Oracle has too much control over Java and were seriously interfering with athe transparent governance of the ecosystem, the ASF moaned. What miffed Apache was the field of use restrictions Oracle places on the Java Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK), which the ASF uses to test compliance of its own Apache Harmony open source Java runtime against the Java standard. The restrictions block the o

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