Apache quits Java Executive Committee over Java 7

Apache Software Foundation withdrew its members from the Java Executive Committee which decides the future versions and course of action for Java.  ASF (Apache Software Foundation) had earlier gave an ultimatum last week, that if Java 7 Specification was approved in its current form , ASF will quit the Java EC.

The concern was regarding licensing terms in the Specification which prevents Open Source Implementation of Java and also in mobile device. Many members including Google,Eclipse , IBM and SAP had opposed it but most of them voted in favor the Spec with comments, only Google abstained from voting.

ASF has come out hard saying that Oracle is keeping its commercial interests in front of the Java Platform and Oracle has too much Control over Java Community Process and has withdrew its membership, meanwhile Oracle has requested ASF to reconsider its decision.

Few days back Java EC had approved specs for both Java 7 and Java 8. Apache is a key player in the Web server market with its popular Tomcat.