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Apache Declares War On Oracle Over Java 428

Posted by CmdrTaco
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jfruhlinger writes "The Apache Software Foundation, feeling increasingly marginalized as Oracle asserts its control over the Java platform, is fighting back, trying to rally fellow members of the Java Community Process to block the next version of the language if Oracle doesn't make it available under an open license amenable to Apache. Last month's Oracle-IBM pact was a blow against the ASF, which had worked with IBM in the past, but it appears that Apache isn't giving up the fight."
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Apache Declares War On Oracle Over Java

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  • Finally (Score:5, Funny)

    by Yvan256 (722131) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @05:15PM (#34179170) Homepage Journal

    Now we know who launched that missile [slashdot.org]!

  • Re:Finally (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @05:16PM (#34179208)

    Was it a tomahawk?

  • by RevWaldo (1186281) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @05:22PM (#34179272)
    Injuns, soothsayers, and volcanoes? Sounds like one hella cool game! When'll the demo be available?

    .
  • by Oxford_Comma_Lover (1679530) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @05:24PM (#34179296)

    > Apache Declares War On Oracle Over Java

    Sometimes it seems like the world hasn't changed much in the last two thousand years.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @05:34PM (#34179428)

    FTFY.

    The Apache Indian in North America would go to war with the Athenian Oracle at Delphi over the island of Java in the South Pacific.

  • No WaY! (Score:4, Funny)

    by cez (539085) <info&historystartingyesterday,com> on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @05:57PM (#34179774) Homepage
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  • by Yvan256 (722131) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @06:03PM (#34179856) Homepage Journal

    Oracle: I'd ask you to sit down, but, you're not going to anyway. And don't worry about that language.
    Apache: What language?
    [Apache turns to look for a language, and as he does, he knocks Java, which shatters on the floor.]
    Oracle: That language.
    Apache: I'm sorry--
    Oracle: I said don't worry about it. I'll get one of my intern to fix it.
    Apache: How did you know?
    Oracle: Ohh, what's really going to bake you're noodle later on is, would you still have broken it if I hadn't said anything?

  • by blair1q (305137) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @06:09PM (#34179932) Journal

    I was about to say "how the hell is Sun still in business?" for about the thousandth time.

    Then I remembered...

  • by blair1q (305137) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @06:11PM (#34179962) Journal

    Bruce Almighty?

  • by H0p313ss (811249) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @06:12PM (#34180000)

    The Apache Indian in North America would go to war with the Athenian Oracle at Delphi over the island of Java in the South Pacific.

    Sounds like a game of FreeCiv

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @06:25PM (#34180196)

    ...and put Java and MySQL back into open source - PERMANENTLY!

  • by Arancaytar (966377) <arancaytar.ilyaran@gmail.com> on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @07:32PM (#34181034) Homepage

    - Apache Software Foundation: Check
    - OpenOffice.org/Open Document Foundation: Check
    - MySQL: Check

    At this rate, you'll have pissed off the entire world of free software before the year is over. Maybe go for Linux next. Or the Mozilla Foundation, but I don't remember if Sun was involved there in a major way.

  • by sznupi (719324) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @08:09PM (#34181318) Homepage

    Sounds fine, as long as galleons will lose the ability to sink nuclear submarines.

  • by Gazzonyx (982402) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @08:44PM (#34181590)

    There should be a top ten list of rising stars among evil companies. (But who would hold slots #2-10?)

    Oracle.

  • by The End Of Days (1243248) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @09:32PM (#34181926)

    That is a common mistake caused by all those attorneys who refer to both as "Intellectual Property"

    Picture if you will a person creating an HTML page. Picture that they don't really know much about computers, but consider themselves to be "programming" in some way. Is this Tim Berners-Lee's fault for specifying HTML to look, to the lay person, like a programming language?

    I'd say any confusion about legal issues is more likely caused by the fact that being a nerd doesn't imply being an attorney, but it does imply acting like you know everything.

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