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There have been some pretty bad vulnerabilities before Heartbleed. Is it really any more severe than CodeRed or Blaster?
Some say Macromedia-developed Flex framework and Adobe Flash are now irrelevant. But not current steward of Flex, Apache Software Foundation, which this week elevated the Flex SDK to a top level project and updated the code for Flash 10.2-11.5 and Java 7
Java Standard Edition 7 is the first full release since Oracle completed its purchase of Sun in 2010, but developers have reported bugs that can crash virtual machines, corrupt data and cause errors in applications
The Apache Software Foundation has resigned from the Java Community Process Executive Committee, claiming the widely-used scripting platform is completely under Oracle's control
The Apache Software Foundation has resigned its seat on the Java SE/EE Executive Committee, and sets the stage for a Java fork.
Apache Tomcat implements the Servlet and JavaServer Pages specifications from the Java Community Process. It includes many additional...
Major Java supporter threatens pullout; in the meantime, analyst report says Java's future is murky.
The Apache Software Foundation could abandon the Java Community Process over Oracle's refusal to let it certify Apache Harmony, the group has warned
JBoss is a open-source Java EE-based application server. An important distinction for this class of software is that it not only implements...
With no money and no muscle, Oracle could be left with a proprietary technology everyone has abandoned
The Apache way, an insistence on consensus, a refusal to condemn, is facing its stiffest test in the battle over Java 7.
The Android phone-maker has launched a pre-emptive strike against Apple, arguing that the patents it is using to sue HTC are invalid and unusable against Motorola
IBM has dropped Apache Harmony to work with Oracle on the OpenJDK open-source Java implementation, calling it a 'pragmatic choice' prompted by Oracle's refusal to certify the alternative project
SpringSource TC Server Spring Edition adds new tools for streamlining the development and deployment of Java applications
Apache Commons developers release major update to Apache Commons Math project, which is designed to extend Java with specialized mathematical and statistical components.
A major update to Apache Commons Math adds new features, but is not backward-compatible, developers said
XML parsing vulnerabilities are affecting multiple open-source vendors and applications, the Finnish computer emergency response team has warned
I must admit I'm more than a bit skeptical when any company, Microsoft in particular, goes out of its way to make rivals' software work better with its own, especially if it's a cash cow product.But here we are, nine months after Microsoft announced its document interoperability initiative, announcing the availability of improved document viewers, translators and software development kits to improve interoperability between Microsoft Office with OpenOffice, Firefox and Apache-Java.
Google’s Android software ‘stack’ for mobile devices appears to be underpinned by a more substantially game-changing technology than at first thought in the form of the Google Dalvik virtual machine. Android includes an operating system, middleware and a set of core applications with reusable components and on the surface is billed as being capable of running Java applications on mobile phones under the Apache Licence 2.
Apache's share is declining because Google has switched its own servers to its own flavor of Apache -- the Google Front End server -- which makes extensive use of AJAX and server-side Java for faster page loads.
Apache and Sun are sparing once again over the terms of the Java Compatibility Kit, a test suite that will be necessary if Apache ever wants to call their Harmony project "Java". ZDNet has confirmed that Sun executives are reviewing the letter in detail but aren't ready yet to provide a definitive response.
Now, don't get me wrong, the JCP (increasingly going to newer GPL licenses) still fulfills its role beautifully. It's performs a mostly non-commercial oversight function of an essential legacy environment. Make your fixes, contributions, and updates -- but take your new code contributions elsewhere. Java plus Eclipse plus Apache plus GPL Linux is what makes today's savvy enterprises, SaaS vendors, service providers, and internal development powerhouses (like Google) what they are: Lean, mean, agile, and low-cost infrastructure innovation machines.
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