Oracle wants to make NetBeans under the control of the Board. Currently, the discussion is running. Oracle promises to support the frequently used Java development environment, however, continue.
In the case of the Apache Software Foundation and it is currently examining the proposal to set the Java development environment NetBeans under the control of the Apache. The integrated developer environment, allows developments in Java and other languages, and also provides a runtime environment. In a proposal but first, the Community needs to be coordinated, proposes to Oracle, the control of the Apache Software Foundation assign.
“NetBeans has approximately 1.5 million active users, which differ in terms of structure and organization of extreme”, – stated in the proposal. The environment used about of teachers and students, but also of large organizations such as NASA, Boeing, and of NATO.
Netbeans Version 8.1. (Image: CC/Ryppo)
Oracle promises to pay after the Delivery of the project contributions. Other organizations would develop the area further. It is assumed that after the Transition to Apache in addition, more support from the Community is to come.
However, this is by no means guaranteed. Oracle had also given OpenOffice free, but not the relevant trademark rights. As a reaction to the Fork LibreOffice, which receives practically the whole of the support from the Community was formed. So much so, that we discussed by now, OpenOffice set. On the other hand, OpenOffice can only be bad with a developer tool to compare.
Due to the Transition, the licensing would need to be changed. Instead of the GPLv2 and CDDL the Apache license, would have to come to the application. This would make it possible, the Code in proprietary projects.
The Java EE Guardians to ensure the development of Java. Oracle withdraw more and more from the development, before throwing the Guardians to the group. (Image: the Java EE Guardians)
So far, most of the proposals for the further development of Oracle came. Therefore, the Apache Foundation argues that the number of supporters expected to rise, which would, ultimately, in the sense of technology. In addition to employees of Oracle, the work continued on the project, hopes the Foundation also to developers of other organizations as self-employed for work on the project.
As the discussion shows, it seems that the majority of Community representatives to share this view. Apparently it is in the Community a little bit skeptical, what Oracle plans to do with this Open-Source technology, because the list of Oracle neglected open technologies is now quite long. Also in the case of Java, Oracle seems more and more to withdraw. In the meantime, there is a group of developers, the release, or a Fork of the Java call. The proposal also shows that Oracle has no great interest in NetBeans and more.
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