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 8, which will be based on OpenJDK
“In addition, Oracle remains committed to OpenJDK as the the best open source Java implementation and we will continue to improve OpenJDK and welcome external contributors.”
“Oracle will work with the OpenJDK code base and the OpenJDK community
like Sun did. We will continue to develop the JDK in the open under a
GPL license. We welcome the cooperation and contribution of any member
of the community – individuals as well as organizations – who would
like to be part of moving the most widely used software platform