IBM and Oracle change the game: A surprising alliance on OpenJDK

What happens when superpowers ... don't collide

From the developerWorks archives

Athen O'Shea

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: October 28, 2010

The Oracle-IBM® alliance on OpenJDK has ripple effects across the entire Java™ industry, with some commentators divided on what it means for the health of the Java ecosystem. With this overview and commentary roundup, former JavaWorld Editor Athen O'Shea gets to the heart of the issue: what it means for Project Harmony, the JCP, and the future of open source, open standards-based development on the Java platform.

This content is no longer being updated or maintained. The full article is provided "as is" in a PDF file. Given the rapid evolution of technology, some steps and illustrations may have changed.



static.content.url=http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/js/artrating/
SITE_ID=1
Zone=Java development
ArticleID=556371
ArticleTitle=IBM and Oracle change the game: A surprising alliance on OpenJDK
publish-date=10282010