IBM and Oracle to Collaborate on OpenJDK

Today, IBM and Oracle announced their intent to work together to accelerate innovation on the Java Platform, leveraging OpenJDK.

This is great news; IBM has been a pillar in the Java ecosystem since Dec, 1995 when they became a licensee (web.archive.org) and their commitment includes participation and leadership in JSRs, participation in the JCP EC, investment in community activities and projects, and a multitude of products and tools built on the Java platform. The new arrangement should indeed provide an acceleration of the development of the platform.

Today's announcements have these main components:

• IBM and Oracle will work together to make OpenJDK the primary forum for Open Source Java SE Development

• IBM and Oracle are committed to accelerate the pace of evolution of the Java Platform, and will jointly support the Java SE 7 and Java SE 8 schedule proposed at JavaOne and elaborated yesterday by Mark and Henrik.

• IBM and Oracle will work together to continue to enhance the JCP, which remains the primary standards body for work on Java Specifications.

Exciting times ahead. I expect plenty of reactions to this announcement through the next couple of days and I will update this entry to record them.

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These are great news! I hope to see OpenJDK becoming viable and producing great results for the whole Java community.

Posted by Lars Vogel on October 11, 2010 at 05:37 AM PDT #

Great news, this is very valuable for OpenJDK and Java Community. thanks for sharing.

Posted by Alireza Haghighatkhah on October 11, 2010 at 06:00 AM PDT #

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