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Oracle on OpenJDK

These are encouraging signs that Oracle will continue to invest in OpenJDK and that it won’t follow the same fate as some other Sun Open Source projects like Open Solaris. I’ve long believed that OpenJDK has the opportunity to become the Linux Kernel for Enterprise developers. Kurian discussed the roadmap for JDK 7 and JDK [...]

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Oracle and the Java Opportunity

I guess there’s a chance that we’ll know more tomorrow but regarding the future of Java under Oracle’s control – I’m still neutral to optimistic and sticking to what I said 6 months ago : DZone: With Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, are you concerned at all about some of the potential changes that will come [...]

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OpenJDK and Red Hat

Here’s an interview I did for DZone a while back about Red Hat’s involvement with OpenJDK. Some additional useful links : OpenJDK project IcedTea project IcedTea history Gary Benson’s Blog Andrew Hughes’ Blog Andrew Haley’s Blog Lillian Angel’s Blog Mark Wielaard’s Blog

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OpenJDK and RHEL 5.3

Today Red Hat announced the availability of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 5.3 (press release, blog entry) one of the major enhancement is the inclusion of and full production support for OpenJDK 1.6 : Inclusion of OpenJDK : OpenJDK is a high-performance, fully open source implementation of Java SE 6. OpenJDK is based on the [...]

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Java is free at last. Now what ?

Neil McAllister over at InfoWorld has what starts like a doom and gloom piece on the demise of Java. Having seen this kind of sensationalist drivel too often I was inclined to ignore it (and the ensuing thread on /.). I’m glad I didn’t i – Neil makes some good points and presents them well. [...]

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Java is finally Free and Open – part 2

I’m going to attempt to answer some of the comments that last week’s post received. Problem is – there were a lot of them – spread across Reddit, Slashdot, Digg, DZone (and again), InfoQ and the blogosphere. I clearly can’t reply to them all so I’ve grouped them and will answer generally. But first – [...]

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The real news

Of course the real news was that Red Hat (and many others) were even given the opportunity to be part of the evolution of Java. This was only possible because a bunch of people (like Simon Phipps), inside and outside of Sun had the clarity of vision, passion and determination to actually make it happen; [...]

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Java is finally Free and Open

[also read part 2] At JavaOne in May, 2006, Sun Microsystems announced they were going to release Java as free software under the terms of the GPL. The size of the task (6.5 million lines of code) was only eclipsed by the size of the opportunity for Java as a free and open technology. At [...]

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Last week I installed Fedora 9 on my laptop and so far I like what I see – the desktop and visual effects are pretty nice without being to much of a distraction. Security is pretty solid with encrypted disk and SE Linux if you need it. All in all – everything seems to hang [...]

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