IBM + Oracle + OpenJDK = ?

Alright, campers. Math quiz. Take IBM add Oracle plus OpenJDK and what do you have?

Give up? Well, according to this press release from Oracle you have Innovation. I like innovation. It got us out of the caves, gave us agriculture and the iPhone. I don’t use OpenJDK, but not because it’s not super cool, but just, well, because. I mean the JDK is so easy to download, install, use.

But will that be the case going forward? Is OpenJDK going to be the JDK replacement? Maybe replacement is the wrong word. But will what we call the JDK today morph into OpenJDK?

Should I care? I mean, Mark Reinhold seems excited about this.

What do you think?

–jsp

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