| ||Ask HN: What's the worst Oracle can do to OpenJDK?|
155 points by yaanoncoward 6 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 82 comments |
|I've recently started a project using Java. From a technical perspective and after careful analysis of alternative technologies, for what I am doing it currently is the right choice.|
But with the Google-Oracle lawsuit, Oracle laying off the Sun team, and my professional experience, I really have to convince myself building anything on top of a technology stack where they are such a powerful player.
I understand that OpenJDK is GPLed with class path exception, but is that enough? Could Oracle somehow sabotage OpenJDK into oblivion? What's the most probable steps Google, IBM and RedHat could take if Oracle pulls the plug on Java, or worse, plays some dirty legal tricks?
I know my concerns are vague but I wonder if people who know better could share their thoughts?
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