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Public statement about Oracle's decision on the TCK's FOU

20 Oct 2010

 The board discussed ASF's response to the crisis in the JCP now
 that Oracle has made it clear that it is prepared to negotiate a
 JCK license for the Apache Harmony project only if it includes a
 Field Of Use restriction.

 Discussions among the members as to the foundation's response to this
 have surfaced myriad possible responses, from abandoning the Harmony
 project, quitting the JCP, quitting Apache's JCP Executive Committee
 seat, abandoning existing Apache Java projects, to suing Oracle.
 The effects on other Apache projects have also been called into question.

 The board reiterated its commitment to all Apache Java projects
 that implement Java specifications. There is nothing being considered
 that would require any Apache project to stop what it is doing based
 on the JCP crisis. Projects that currently license TCKs will continue
 to do so. If maintenance leads for JSRs propose to change the terms of
 license for existing TCKs then Apache will vigorously lobby against
 these changes. New projects will continue to be considered on their
 merits and on the appropriateness of the proposed licenses.

 In a word, existing projects are not in any danger.