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No more Java 7 (jroller.com)
61 points by jaaron 2815 days ago | hide | past | web | 4 comments | favorite

Sun were always a bit wary about the Java trademark after their tangle with Microsoft. That may be part of the issue, but honestly I think it's more likely to be down to the random bureaucracy of the JSR and JCP efforts.

I really don't buy the conspiracy theory and I'm puzzled to see the article up-voted so high without comment.

I'm much more interested in the question of what will actually arrive in Java/JDK7 and whether they'll ever move to a faster release cycle than the current geological process.

It's not so much a conspiracy theory as a well documented public argument between Apache and Sun. You can decide who's right, but there's neither conspiracy nor theory there.

I disagree. It is a conspiracy theory about the implications of the naming conventions currently being used by Sun.

The "argument" between Apache and Sun is hardly well documented. He cites a two year old open letter from Apache to Sun, and then in a follow-up article indulges in a great deal of armchair lawyering.

The cited links to Sun developer blogs don't seem to support the argument being made one jot.

There's an open letter [1], an FAQ [2], several documents on an open mailing list [3] and several updates in the ASF board reports [4].

Okay, so perhaps that's not "well documented" but it's also open and available for public review.

[1] http://www.apache.org/jcp/sunopenletter.html

[2] http://www.apache.org/jcp/sunopenletterfaq.html

[3] http://markmail.org/search/?q=list%3Aorg.apache.jcp-open

[4] http://www.apache.org/foundation/board/calendar.html

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