Apple Joins Oracle's OpenJDK Project

Friday Nov 12th 2010 by Staff

Apple joins IBM as a prominent backer of Oracle's Java efforts.

Computerworld: Apple has committed to supporting Oracle's OpenJDK project and contributing "most of the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X." Apple has also said that it will support Java SE 6 on the next two updates of OS X.

"My read of this is that Apple is happy to contribute most of its accumulated investments around Java to the OpenJDK so that others can take on most of the effort of supporting Java on the Mac," said Forrester Research analyst Jeffrey Hammond. "This makes Apple happy because it can reduce its efforts and it makes Oracle happy because they get control over one more platform implementation of Java."

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