Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Oracle and I.B.M. Agree to Java Pact - NYTimes.com

tbd if this is a substantive agreement

But I.B.M. announced on Monday that after Oracle extended an olive branch, Big Blue decided to set aside past hostilities from the Sun days. I.B.M. said it would shift its Java development efforts from the initiative it sponsored, called Apache Harmony, to the one begun in 2006 by Sun, called OpenJDK.

“This should remove some of the uncertainty about the future of Java,” said Rod Smith, vice president for emerging technologies at I.B.M.

Oracle and I.B.M. Agree to Java Pact - NYTimes.com

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