Oracle Owns Sun - What's Next for Open Source, Java?
The long wait for Sun employees and customers is over as Oracle today officially announced that it has finally completed the acquisition of Sun. (My colleagues at InternetNews.com will be covering the full-day event at Oracle, so be sure to check that out).
With the acquisition now will come word on the fate of Solaris, Java and Sun's other open source efforts. With Java in particular, over the last six months I've spoke with many Java stakeholders and there is a general trend in their opinions.
Java MUST remain open and Oracle must make the Java Community Process (JCP) more open than it was under Sun.
The JCP has kinda/sorta been an open process to date, but Sun has always held the master card.