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Tom Davies wrote:
OpenJDK is also owned by Oracle.  (it shocked me when i found that out too! lol)

It tends to be a lot less likely to run into problems because the strong community involved seems 
to take the edge off it a lot but ultimately it is still owned by Oracle.  Many such community run 
but owned projects have broken free of Oracle over the past couple of years but if OpenJdk did that 
then they would have problems maintaining their position of being a drop-in replacement for the 
proprietary version.

Is it owned by Oracle? Or do they just contribute to it? Other companies, such as IBM and Apple also contribute. Also, from what I've been reading, this is a problem with using Java with browsers. Linux uses something called "IcedTea" to replace Oracle components that are not open source. Might the difference in their avoid the problem? Also, as for a drop in replacement, it only has to function as the original, that is same APIs etc. It does not mean the same source code. So, if the problem is with the way Oracle's version was implemented, that may mean other versions do not have the same problem.


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