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It’s a Blow for Java Community!

It is an old news, but I could not believe my eyes when I read it. James Gosling left Oracle and it looks like it was not very peaceful. The disagreement came up over the JCP process. I am really concerned about the future of GlassFish, not to mention OpenESB and other projects. Even more troubling as Gosling said that “lots of talented folks leaving and trying to figure out what to do next in their lives”. Personally, I take this news as there will be less open-source development. Although things got a little bit softened, but nonetheless, Java would be stronger with Gosling working at Oracle.I wish him the best.

JDK is open-sourced, but there should be an efficient governance process with multiple sponsors similar to the Eclipse Foundation. But having multiple JDKs from different vendors, I do not see much support for a single platform. I think more likely Java will start forking into multiple dialects, similar to C. I would be happy to be wrong, but time will tell.

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