Red Hat hails IBM's move to Oracle OpenJDK

Posted by red5 on Oct 13, 2010 6:00 AM EDT; By Sean Kerner
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From my perspective, IBM's move to the OpenJDK is long overdue. When I asked IBM yesterday why it took them so long, I was told it was just a question of having a dialogue with Oracle, whereas there wasn't one with Sun. To me, that's the primary reason why Oracle will continue to be successful with Java. Oracle is a sales driven company. Make no mistake about it, Oracle 'sold' IBM on the idea of joining the OpenJDK. Oracle closed the deal that Sun could not.

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