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.
A security hole was detected in Java Web Start recently and Sun organisation din’t take up this issue very seriously and as a result they were not even ready to release some patch to fix this issue.But later there came in some change in their announcement on releasing some emergency patch over the issue.This patch will be available with the latest updates of Java software and if the updates are not upto date then manual update is a must to get rid of the security issue
To install the emergency patch follow the instructions below
Control Panel >
Update tab and clicking the Update Now button.
Uncheck the Yahoo installation box.
But some unofficial reports also say that patch does not eliminate the threat completely in case of Google browsers but not in the case of Internet Explorer.
James Gosling have decided to leave Oracle without any big reason from James Gosling or James Gosling might tell the story behind his resignation after leaving the organisation.He has made his resignation on April 2nd and disclosed the information to the public through his blog.Now Oracle has to choose a new Chief Technology Officer for its organisation equivalent or better than James Gosling.As you all aware of James Gosling being the Co-founder of Java and have been involved in many other projects.
Earlier James was the Chief Technology Officer of Sun Development product group.There is no specific reason revealed for James resigning the position in Oracle.But he himself wrote the following phrases judging the reason behind his resignation
“As to why I left, it’s difficult to answer: just about anything I could say that would be accurate and honest would do more harm than good. The hardest part is no longer being with all the great people I’ve had the privilege to work with over the years. I don’t know what I’m going to do next, other than take some time off before I start job hunting. ”
But James Gossling’s decision about his next company is still pending.