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IBM and Oracle to Collaborate on OpenJDK

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Today, IBM and Oracle
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
and their commitment includes participation and leadership in
participation in the
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

IBM and Oracle will work together to continue to enhance the
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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Comments ( 2 )
  • Lars Vogel Monday, October 11, 2010

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

  • Alireza Haghighatkhah Monday, October 11, 2010

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

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