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The direction Oracle is taking Java?

 
B. Katz
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Greetings Richard,

I wanted to ask you what your opinion is on the direction that Oracle seems to be taking Java...

To start with, were you aware that Oracle has removed the DLJ (Distributor License for Java) license from the latest update to Java 6, jdk-1.6.0.37, and replaced it with the Oracle BCLA (Binary Code License Agreement)? Java 7 has been under the BCLA from it's initial release, but from before the buyout until recently, the Java 6 JDKs have still been labelled "sun-jdk" and been under the DLJ license.

Now, I know that you are not an Oracle employee (or you probably wouldn't be able to say anything on the subject), so I was curious... Do you think Oracle is going to privatize Java?

While the question(s) aren't directly related to Certification, they will likely have a major bearing on what may be required for Certification in the future. (e.g. corporate sponsorship?)

TIA.
 
Richard Reese
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I haven't followed the Java licensing issues so I can't provide much insight into this subject. I would be surprised if Oracle privatized Java. One of Java's strength is its open nature.
 
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