Oracle has largely been a good steward of # The CentOSization of Java has been complex, and sure, there have been some Oraclisms, But the Java ecosystem is as healthy as it has ever been.

Part of the angst around Java over the last few years has simply been people groaning about change, but ultimately the modularization that came in 9, and the "rapid" release cycle is going to be good for Java. I mean, we are already years in at this point. I think it's obvious it has been good.

You can use our JDK/JRE builds if you like, but your distribution is going to have you covered, without having to deal with Oracle:

There are lots of # providers that aren't Oracle.

Of course, all of this has to be viewed from the Oracle lens. If Oracle didn't think this was the best thing for their bottom line, they wouldn't do it. Someone over there has convinced Larry that a heavy Java ecosystem is good for Oracle and that getting the JDK out in the open is good for that.

Then, of course, there's the API bullshit, and that really doesn't have much to do with Java at the end of the day. That's Larry having a pissing contest with Google. It could have ended up that they ended up pissing on the entire industry, but aside from a lot of unnecessary angst, I don't think they have really done any damage there.