Saturday, August 14, 2010

Oracle's Java Suit Gives Jolt - WSJ.com

“Open” is such a flexible concept…

"It's something that developers perceive as a threat to the potential health of the Java ecosystem," said Mik Kersten, chief executive of Tasktop Technologies Inc., a maker of task-management software for developers that is based on Java.

One of the most prominent Java backers is International Business Machines Corp. By controlling Java, Mr. Ellison "controls IBM's oxygen supply…and everybody in this world understands there will be a big dust-up between Oracle and IBM," said Eben Moglen, director of a non-profit called Software Freedom Law Center that gets funding from both Oracle and Google.

Oracle's Java Suit Gives Jolt - WSJ.com

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