Oracle Call Anti-Hologic 'Lobbying' Misguided

Oracle React To JCP Election Results

Jessica Thornsby
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“Our disagreement around TCK licensing does in no way lower our respect for and desire to continue to work with Apache.”

Oracle have posted their reaction to the news that Hologic were not elected to the JCP. They call
the “lobbying” against Hologic “misguided and rather unfortunate
for the community,” and reiterate their standpoint that, in
nominating Hologic, they were attempting to include the end-user
perspective on the JCP. After the community started questioning Oracle’s motives for nominating Hologic,
Oracle representatives reacted by speaking out about this
perspective being under-represented on the JCP. In the statement,
Oracle acknowledge that they could possibly have clarified up-front
why they felt Hologic deserved a place on the JCP, but they
“continue to believe that expanding the voice of business-oriented
consumers of Java within the Executive Committee will help achieve
the shared goals of Oracle and the Java community,” and imply that
their next nomination will also reflect this belief.

The statement then goes on to discuss Apache’s decision to
continue involvement with the JCP, and makes a rare comment
regarding the debate over TCK licensing, as they reassure the
community that “our disagreement around TCK licensing does in no
way lower our respect for and desire to continue to work with
Apache.” Oracle also congratulate Red Hat on their
re-election.
New and re-elected members will take their seats on Tuesday, 16th
November.

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