Friday, January 28, 2011

Oracle 1-year review

It's been about a year now since Oracle aquired Sun. Here is a short review of what happened since then:
  • Oracle pulled the plug on the servers of the PostgreSQL build farm with no warning, see here.

  • Oracle kills OpenSolaris? OpenSolaris Board Quits En Masse, see here and here.

  • Prominent Sun employees leave the company, including James Gosling, Tim Bray, Simon Phipps, Tor Norbye, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, see here.

  • Oracle sues Google over use of Java-related patents in Android's Dalvik VM and SDK, see here.

  • declares independence from Oracle, becomes LibreOffice, see here.

  • Doug Lea leaves the JCP, see here.

  • Oracle nominates Hologic for JCP, see here.

  • Java SE 7 and SE 8 specs move forward amid protest, see here.

  • Tim Peierls resigned from JCP EC, see here.

  • Apache resigns from JCP EC, see here.

  • Hudson wants to move from Oracle. This story is still going on, see here and here.

  • Ruby on Rails support discontinued in NetBeans IDE, see here.