[LINK] 'Cloud Computing doesn't fly'

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Wed Sep 29 18:02:25 EST 2010


On Wed, Sep 29, 2010, Fernando Cassia wrote:

> Instead, Oracle so far has:
> 
> - Confirmed that work on the new Java 7 and Java 8 versions will be
> contributed back as open source, as part of the OpenJDK project
> (@mreinhold on Twitter)

Great if you're just a java user.

> - Is backing Netbeans with lots of investments (despite the fact that
> Oracle had another, propietary IDE, Oracle JDeveloper).
> http://java.dzone.com/articles/oracles-roadmap-sun

Great if you're just a java user.

> - Says it will release JavaFX 2.0 as open source when 2.0 is completed
> (without the MPEG4 codecs that are patent-encumbered by the MPEG-LA).
> http://www.drdobbs.com/blog/archives/2010/09/javafx_open_sou.html

Great if you're just a java user.

> - Is backing the open source Glassfish J2EE server, with two new
> releases planned for next year.

Great if you're just a java user.

> - Is backing OpenOffice and integrating JavaFX into it. (see above
> abonut JavaFX 2.0 to be released as open source).

Great if you're just a java user. Openoffice too; but that's already
FOSS and already has backing by other companies, iirc.

> So, was it right to spit in the face of Oracle, and then "invite" them
> to come "join" the new independent body?. Sounds like more "forcing
> their hand" to me.

Only if your focus is Java. To some of us, Sun did a lot more than
just Java. :) Eg open ZFS development; open Solaris development in
general.

> And others who claim Java ME was never released under a GPL license,
> plus they confuse a runtime environemnt with an "operating system":

.. more Java-centric feedback. :)

2c,


Adrian

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