Interesting to see that MS is seeing "increasing growth" in Java yet I get the feeling that many HN commenters have written it off.
Java has gotten a bit sexier lately but if it's not for you, you can try Kotlin, Scala, or one of the other dozens of languages that can compile against the JVM.
And of course there is an endless and growing number of code bases in the Java language and that won't be changing anytime soon.
The point of all this is that the platform doesn’t get fragmented, one can trivially migrate from one VM to another. J++ was sued to oblivion for adding Windows only features.
OpenJDK is GPL, so I suppose yes. I also understand that the cause for Oracle-Google lawsuit predates the GPL JDK (Google does not like GPL on Android userland after all), so its an entirely different problem.
Of course, IANAL.
I think that Apple ships native M1 JDK, but I am away from my laptop so I can’t check. JetBrains supports native M1 now.
And then NET.Java?