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
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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 could abandon the Java Community Process over Oracle's refusal to let it certify Apache Harmony, the group has warned
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
The Java Community Process, or JCP, was created by Sun as the standards setting body for the Java language, libraries, and runtime. From 1998 to 2009, Sun ruled the JCP with an iron fist, but now that Oracle is calling the shots that will inevitably be changing. In this Q&A with Tony de la Lama from Embarcadero Technologies, he considers the future of Java and the JCP. Tony was a JCP founding executive committee member from 2000-2003, and used to be the general manager of Borland's Java business, so he has an interesting take on the issue.