Oracle/ASF blog wars

Yesterday, Oracle launched another volley in the blog wars with its post “Moving Java Forward: Open Response from Oracle to Apache” in response to ASF’s comments last week.

I would like to share with you the official response from Oracle to Apache on the JCP:

Oracle nominated Apache for a seat on the Executive Committee in recognition of Apache’s continued participation and valued contribution to the community. The recently released statement by the ASF Board with regard to their participation in the JCP calling for EC members to vote against SE7 is a call for continued delay and stagnation of the past several years. We would encourage Apache to reconsider their position and work together with Oracle and the community at large to collectively move Java forward. Oracle provides TCK licenses under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms consistent with its obligations under the JSPA. Oracle believes that with EC approval to initiate the SE7 and SE8 JSRs, the Java community can get on with the important work of driving forward Java SE and other standards in open, transparent, consensus-driven expert groups. This is the priority. Now is the time for positive action. Now is the time to move Java forward.

Don Deutsch, Vice President of Standards and Architecture

ASF responded today with “Oracle, the ball is in your court.┬áHonor the agreement.”