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IBM Joins the OpenJDK Project!

Posted by editor on October 11, 2010 at 1:24 PM PDT

Oracle and IBM have announced that IBM is joining the OpenJDK project:

the companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the leading open source Java environment.

With today’s news, the two companies will make the OpenJDK community the primary location for open source Java SE development. The Java Community Process (JCP) will continue to be the primary standards body for Java specification work and both companies will work to continue to enhance the JCP.

The collaboration will center on the OpenJDK project, the open source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) specification, the Java Language, the Java Development Kit (JDK) and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Rod Smith, Vice President,Emerging Technologies, IBM, said:

IBM, Oracle and other members of the Java community working collaboratively in OpenJDK will accelerate the innovation in the Java platform. Oracle and IBM’s collaboration also signals to enterprise customers that they can continue to rely on the Java community to deliver more open, flexible and innovative new technologies to help grow their business.

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