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					Oracle and IBM Collaborate to Accelerate Java Innovation
Through OpenJDK
Companies Team to Support Open Java Community

Redwood Shores, Calif. and Armonk, NY – Oct. 11, 2010 – Oracle and IBM today
announced that the companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build
and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference
implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the OpenJDK community
to develop the leading open source Java environment.

With today’s news, the two companies will make the OpenJDK community the primary
location for open source Java SE development. The Java Community Process (JCP) will
continue to be the primary standards body for Java specification work and both
companies will work to continue to enhance the JCP.

The collaboration will center on the OpenJDK project, the open source implementation of
the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) specification, the Java Language, the Java
Development Kit (JDK) and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Oracle and IBM will support the recently announced OpenJDK development roadmap,
which accelerates the availability of Java SE across the open source community.

“The Java community is vital to the evolution of the Java platform,” said Hasan Rizvi,
senior vice president, Oracle. “The collaboration between Oracle and IBM builds on the
success of OpenJDK as the primary development platform for Java SE.

“IBM, Oracle and other members of the Java community working collaboratively in
OpenJDK will accelerate the innovation in the Java platform,” said Rod Smith, vice
president, emerging technologies, IBM. “Oracle and IBM’s collaboration also signals to
enterprise customers that they can continue to rely on the Java community to deliver
more open, flexible and innovative new technologies to help grow their business.”

Java is a general-purpose software development platform that is specifically designed to
be open and enable application developers to "write once, run anywhere." The platform is
most widely used in business software, web and mobile applications.

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Description: OpenJDK as the GPL license (GPL-licensed) implementation of the Java platform, Sun officially released that it has more than a year. From that moment onwards release, Java community of people who began to work on learning to adapt to this new open-source code base.