[conspire] End of an era for Java

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Wed Oct 19 15:51:26 PDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 10:21 AM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Many people will have missed the fact that Oracle Corp. changed the
> licensing on Sun Java as of Java SE 7 / JDK7 so that third parties (such
> as Linux distributions) are no longer allowed to distribute it. ...

I'm wondering if it makes sense to code in Java anymore.

Avery Pennarun tries to make Java do better than Python at
something ("trying on purpose to make a biased benchmark
that Java would pass in order to make myself appear more


The speaker notes are quite funny in the PDF.

> Subject: End of an era for Java

> Fortunately, OpenJDK is mature, OpenJDK 7 is available, ...

I'm sure some will stick with Java due to codebase
momentum or unwillingness to retrain but I'm not
seeing any reason to upgrade.


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