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Oracle hatches 'incubator' OpenJDK APIs idea

Experimental and unfinished Java APIs could soon appear in new versions of Java under a plan from Oracle. So-called Incubator Modules have been proposed as a means of inserting promising features into the OpenJDK. OpenJDK is an open-source implementation and reference implementation of Java Standard Edition. Modules would …
Gavin Clarke, 15 Feb 2017
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Google brews a fresh pot of Oracle's OpenJDK Java for future Android

Google is lining up OpenJDK – an open-source implementation of the Java platform – for future Android builds. Up until now, the mobile operating system has used a Java class library derived from the Apache Harmony project. Harmony was developed from 2005 by the Apache Software Foundation as a free implementation of Java, with …
Chris Williams, 30 Dec 2015
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Azure inhales open source Java implementation

Microsoft and Azul Systems have hoisted the open source Java implementation OpenJDK onto the Redmond's Azure cloud, giving developers access to the language on Azure's Windows-based cloud services. The news was announced by Azul Systems at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday. The OpenJDK for …
Jack Clark, 24 Jul 2013
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Red Hat: We still love Java 6, even if Oracle doesn't

Red Hat has announced that it is assuming the leadership of the OpenJDK 6 community, just days after Oracle issued what it said would be the final patch for version 6 of its commercial Java SE 6 Development Kit. Oracle posted JDK 6 Update 43 on Monday as an emergency patch for the latest in a series of severe vulnerabilities …
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Java's 'Steve Jobs' moment in 2012?

Open-source Java: Part Two Five years after Sun Microsystems finally released Java under the GPL, Oracle has been pushing hard on the OpenJDK. The OpenJDK project followed shortly after Sun’s open-sourcing of Java in November 2005; it’s both a free-and-open-source implementation of Java Standard Edition (Java SE). The project has seen a fresh lease of …
Matt Stephens, 17 Nov 2011
The Register breaking news site goes offline, Oracle declines to comment

Two URLs including the domain owned by software giant Oracle are currently displaying error messages, but the Larry Ellison-run company is declining to explain why the sites are down. The is also currently failing to load. Both sites carry the same "Error 503 – service unavailable" message, and …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Jun 2011
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Oracle looks for love at Java DevJam

FOSDEM 2011 The Java* track at FOSDEM 2011 started off on the right foot by dealing with the state of the OpenJDK head on – both politically and technically – with a talk from Oracle's Mark Reinhold. There were quite a few speakers at Java DevJam and lots of Java tech over the two days, but this talk was needed to start to clear the air, …
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Open source Java 7 for Mac code appears

The OpenJDK project has released the first code for the Apple-backed open source version of Java Development Kit 7 for Mac OS X. The initial code – a BSD port – is now available from the new Mac OS X Port Project on the OpenJDK website. The project already offers a mailing list and project wiki, and a bug reporter in on the …
Cade Metz, 12 Jan 2011
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Apple, Oracle air-kiss their way to OpenJDK deal for Mac OS X

Apple and Oracle signed a significant open-source deal today which welcomed the Mac OS X maker into the OpenJDK club, which IBM joined last month. Under the agreement, Apple said it would divvy up most of the key components, tools and tech needed for a Java SE 7 implementation on the firm's Mac OS X platform. In October, …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Nov 2010
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Oracle: no license for Android's Harmony friend

Oracle will never grant a license to Project Harmony, the open source Java implementation. Oracle told a closed meeting of Java's leaders from major companies and organizations that such a move would damage the future of Java, according to a source close to Java's governing body. The meeting took place in Bonn, Germany, …
Gavin Clarke, 18 Oct 2010
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Java and Linux - an open marriage in search of success

In 2004 Eric Raymond wrote an open letter to Sun Microsystems' then chief executive officer Scott McNealy demanding Sun open up their core Java intellectual property and allow anyone do whatever they damn well please with it. That other pillar of open source, and creator of the GNU Project Richard Stallman, meanwhile, became …
Matt Stephens, 28 Nov 2008

Sun juggles love of code with need for cash

CommunityOne The relationship between business, vendors and coders has been tested at a Sun Microsystems conference in San Francisco intended to express oneness with open source. Ian Murdock, Sun vice president of developer and community marketing, and Marten Mickos, head of Sun's database group, used CommunityOne to outline Sun's ideals …
Gavin Clarke, 6 May 2008

Sun woos Linux distros with bundle deals

Sun Microsystems is in talks with two more Linux projects to ensure its open source software and tools are delivered straight into the hands of developers. The company is speaking to representatives of the Debian and OpenSuSE projects, having already engaged with Ubuntu and Fedora over bundling its software. The goal is for …
Gavin Clarke, 28 Apr 2008

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