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Lots of news-worthy stuff happening this week. A quick round-up:

  • Interview with Thomas Kurian, EVP of Product Development at Oracle (including the Java platform): “For Oracle, Every Revolution is an Evolution”.
  • The JRockit JVM license has been updated – JRockit is now free (gratis) for development and internal production use on general purpose computers. See the full text for all details.
  • Oracle introduces new Java Specification Requests to evolve Java Community Process ( JSR 1) towards more transparency and open participation.
  • Nokia’s updates to the Qt strategy are causing a lot of confusion among developers.
  • An interesting piece on Google’s latest cloud strategy push – just as on of its key cloud services goes down for 48 hours.
  • Facebook is committing one PR blunder after another. First, multiple issues with obscure privacy settings, opaque  terms-of-use, and questionable services – and now this.
  • Finally, if you’re interested in the SmartCard/Java Card space, check out the SIMAGINE awards – a total of of €55000 is up for grabs for the coolest SmardCard applications.


— Terrence

Just saw this via @andreascon:

Google issues “stop ship” order to Motorola: insights into how Google controls the Android game via SkyHook lawsuit.

The filing makes some fascinating reading about the inner workings of the Android ecosystem.

Summaries and further analysis of the complaint:


— Terrence

Just some interesting links I stumbled over during the last two weeks or so:

Al Hilwa: “Q & A: What’s Oracle-Google Lawsuit All About?”

Osvaldo Pinali Doederlein: “Android = Java”

Andreas Constantinou: “Is Android Evil?”

Jason Hiner: “The dirty little secret about Google Android”

Wall Street Journal: “Google and the Search for the Future”

James Gosling: “Some more comments …”


— Terrence

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