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Links 1 through 10 of 42 by Simon Phipps tagged Apache

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The mailing list archives are now online for those who want to follow the discussions.

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The FSF's statement is pretty balanced. I can't help thininking they were forced to comment after misinterpretations of their advice on licensing were forcefully asserted by the proposers of the Apache podling despite correction from an FSF Board member.

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Well worth reading the full minutes of the discussion in which Oracle decided to push Apache out of the JCP. Note to self: Any question where a public answer would be awkward can be deflected with "I'm afraid I can't answer legal questions".

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The Apache Software Foundation quits Java's governing body claiming that "[the] JCP is not an open specification process ... Java specifications are proprietary technology that must be licensed directly from the spec lead under whatever terms the spec lead chooses"

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Oracle's response to Apache quitting the JCP, which pointedly ignores their actual reasons for doing so and instead pretends they are in some way anti-Java.

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Apache's President lays in to Oracle as Apache quits both the EC and the JCP, not least over their statement that "Oracle provides TCK licenses under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms consistent with its obligations under the JSP."

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Google apparently wants to donate Wave to Apache. This can work very well for orphaned projects (Sun donated Jini when it finally was obvious it had no future as a product but was important to customers, for example). This will be very interesting to watch.

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