ASF vs. Oracle

Oracle Urge ASF To Reconsider Resignation

Jessica Thornsby

Oracle accuse Apache of standing in the way of progress.

Adam Messinger has posted Oracle’s response to Apache’s resignation from the JCP, accusing them of “voting against moving Java forward” in regards to them casting votes against Java SE 7 and Java SE 8. The ASF voted against the JSRs, amongst accusations that Oracle were failing to uphold their JSPA responsibilities by withholding a TCK license from the Apache Harmony project, in addition to restricting the distribution of open source implementations. “Oracle has a responsibility to move Java forward and to maintain the uniformity of the Java standard for the millions of Java developers and the majority of Executive Committee members agree,” says Adam Messinger, in Oracle’s defence. Oracle are urging the ASF to reconsider its resignation, stating that ASF and its open source projects are an important part of the Java ecosystem.

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