Ahhh..... if we Italians...
... had trademarked coffee type names....
Amazon may be working to rid itself of Oracle database software, but the box-and-bit shifting biz can't get enough of Oracle's coffee-themed programming technology, Java. To be fair, Java belongs to everyone. Not the name. Oracle still owns the Java trademark. Use it at your peril. But the open source implementation of the …
"BREAKING NEWS: Beta users of Amazon's off-brand not-Java Corretto were last night disturbed to learn that the language does not feature garbage collection.
"A touted feature of the language since its inception in the 90s, garbage collection automatically reclaims Java objects when they no longer referenced, freeing developers from micro-managing storage lifetimes and avoiding the hard-to-find memory leaks that often plagues code written in languages like C and C++, according to its proponents.
"However, users running their Java programs under the Corretto runtime found that they eventually ran out of memory and crashed.
"'We regard garbage collection as something akin to a software bathroom break,' an Amazon spokesperson declared, 'and therefore bad for productivity. So we decided not to include this feature in our implementation of not-Java.'
"Instead, Amazon have instead proposed that objects 'ask their manager' if they can go to the garbage collector in much the same way as their warehouse employees have to ask to use the bathroom. This will be implemented as a new function, Foreman Request Excretory Excursion or free() for short, to be implemented as a new method on the java.lang.Object class.
"More news as we get it...
Quoting the Oracle announcement : "Once a Java SE version reaches “End of Public Updates”, any further updates will be available only to Customers and accessible through My Oracle Support and via corporate auto update where applicable" ... "Oracle will continue to provide Public Updates and auto updates of Java SE 8, until at least the end of December 2020 for Personal Users, and January 2019 for Commercial Users." ... "Java SE 8 Commercial User End of Public Updates - January 2019"
compared to the article's "Amazon will distribute security updates to Corretto 8 at no cost until at least June, 2023"
"Quoting the Oracle announcement "
This is a little bit better, at least you restricted the claim that Oracle will end Public support from the whole JDK to version 8. You avoided to mention that version 11 will be LTS. You avoided to mention that that version 8 will still have non commercial support via the OpenJDK, but at least you narrowed down the scareware.
Rather it's a no cost distribution of OpenJDK for AWS customers and anyone else who wants it.
RRiighht. Sure it is, right up to the point that it reaches a critical mass of users who are hooked in. Then watch how nominal charges are introduced to "help" maintain and support the system.Soon you're paying through the nose, or you wish you were
I truly have never seen, so much, being squandered so fast, by so few, as the Oracle acquisition of java!
They have had an opportunity to develop an "ecosystem" around java, their cloud and their other software offerings. They could have used java to ease the path to an Oracle future (Shudder..).
They have had the chance to really make java pay off, something that sun never succeeded in. It seems like they never even tried after the acquisition. Seen from the outside it looks like utter stupidity?!
Now this licensing move?? They have given up, and are on a suicide mission!
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