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Oracle Planning Two JVMs: One free and one paid

Posted 06 November 2010 - 07:57 AM

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QCon Oracle will deliver two Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) based on the OpenJDK project - one free and the other paid.

That's according to Tweets pouring thick and fast from an Oracle session at QCon San Francisco, where the database giant mostly repeated its earlier plans for Java.

Adam Messinger, Oracle vice president of development, told QCon that Oracle plans to offer a "premium" edition of the JDK in addition to the open-source JDK.

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Messinger didn't explain how the premium JVM would differ to the free version, but the premium edition will likely see performance tuning and tie-ins to Oracle's middleware.

Messinger promised: "There will always be a high-performance gratis JVM."

He didn't say how Oracle would price the JVM, or explain how it would be offered, according to QCon Tweets.

Should people be worried about the pricing news, especially in view of Oracle's history of jacking up prices? Oracle recently doubled support costs for MySQL, which is also open source.


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Re: Oracle Planning Two JVMs: One free and one paid

Posted 06 November 2010 - 09:27 AM

Not a big surprise. It's been over a week since Oracle pissed off a development community.

Let the forking begin!

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Re: Oracle Planning Two JVMs: One free and one paid

Posted 06 November 2010 - 09:36 AM

That sounds about right for Oracle. Wonder how long it will take before they do something that actually changes how much the industry uses Java.
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