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Fellow Analysts

People Across the Blogosphere

  • Steve Shreeve
  • Larry Augustin
    Angel investor and advisor to early stage technology companies.
  • Jeff Waugh
    Passionate about the philosophy of Software Freedom and the business of Open Source.
  • Ismael Ghalimi
    Founder and CEO of Intalio, creator of BPMI.org and initiator of Office 2.0
  • Ivelin Ivanov
    Member of the JBoss core team as well as Director of Product Development.
  • Vinnie Mirchandani
    Founder of Deal Architect, former technology industry analyst (with Gartner), outsourcing executive (with PwC, now part of IBM) and entrepreneur (founder of sourcing advisory firm, Jetstream Group).
  • David Rossiter
    Runs an IT PR agency focused on helping companies communicate with IT industry analysts.
  • Zach Urlocker
  • Glyn Moody
    Technology journalist and author covering the Internet and free software since 1994, 1995.
  • Brian Aker
  • Ben Rockwood
  • Joshua Schachter
  • Andrew Lark
    Award-winning global communications and marketing professional
  • Coda Hale
  • Jeff Clavier
    Software entrepreneur, senior executive, venture capitalist, consultant, angel investor,... in a rather peculiar (but hopefully relevant and fun) mix

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Comments

Geir Magnusson Jr

I don't think OpenJDK makes one bit of difference for enterprise developers, for two reasons :

1) Enterprise developers tend not to care about the license under which their JRE is distributed. They care about speed and stability.

2) Sun isn't *switching* to the GPL+ClasspathException for the Java code base, but simply *adding it* as an option for the source. Sun will continue to distribute the tested binaries under the existing license regime. Further, as of this writing, Sun has no public plans to distribute OpenJDK as a binary.

Don't forget, developers can also continue to choose IBM's J9-based distribution, as well as BEA's JRockit distribution.

geir

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