Tuesday, November 8, 2011

InfoQ: Apache Harmony Finale

The Apache Harmony PMC initiated a vote earlier this week to begin the process of moving the codebase into the Apache Attic and disbanding the PMC. With 18 for and 2 against, the result will be that the Apache Harmony project will be wound up and placed in the Attic for posterity.
Apache Harmony was an open-source clean-room implementation of the JDK, released under the Apache license, but could never call itself Java compatible as Sun refused to honour the JSPA which would give them access to the Testing Compatibility Kit (TCK), a pre-requisite of which is needed before an implementation can call itself Java. Apache's open letter to Sun, published on April 10th 2007, asked for and failed to receive clarity on the subject.

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