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Apple Jumps into Oracle’s OpenJDK Effort

Open source developers can now look forward to Java SE 7 implementation for Mac OS X

Last month, Oracle  announced that it was collaborating with IBM to support the OpenJDK development roadmap and delivery of Java SE [Standard Edition] . Now Oracle and Apple have announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X. The initiative will lead to Apple's Java technology becoming available to open source developers.

Apple will be giving up all the necessary tools required for the free and open source Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X including a 32-bit and 64-bit HotSpot-based Java virtual machine, class libraries, a networking stack and the foundation for a new graphical client. The company said that Java SE 6 will continue to be available from Apple for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and the upcoming release of Mac OS X Lion. Java SE 7 and future versions of Java for Mac OS X will have to be procured directly from Oracle.

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Lavenya Dilip was responsible for Marketing at Green Rack Systems.