Monday, August 16, 2010

Oracle Buys Sun To Kill Java's Future?

Oracle bought Sun back in January 2010.  Just last week, Oracle showed that it had no respect for tru innovation using Java neither now nor in the future by suing Google for using Java in Android.  It seems that any serious development using Java will incur license fees, now, to Oracle, which will be the best way to kill off innovation using Java.

I don't know if Oracle's legal and technology teams really know what they've just done here (aside from try and buy a large slice of the Android pie), but it sure looks like a short term grab at cash (which Oracle is in no short supply of anyway) in lieu for a slow death for Java.

Maybe Android 3.0 needs to be based on a Jave-free codebase.  Just saying...


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