Apache gears up for battle against Oracle

November 9th, 2010 at 8:22 PM  No Comments

The Apache Software Foundation, masters of the code that is responsible for serving up more than half of the worlds web pages, including this one, has announced that it’s taking on software giant Oracle and it’s ever more restrictive Java licensing. Indicating that if Oracle doesn’t play nice, they’re going to leave the Java Community Process.

Apache is particularly upset because they feel Oracle doesn’t play by the same rules they’re expecting other companies to follow when using Java technology in their products. Their complaints about the license process date back to before Oracle purchased Java when they’re acquired Sun Microsystems at the start of the year. Arguably, it was THE reason Oracle bought Sun, as Oracle has been one of the biggest Java users in their products.

via ITWorld