Chris Wong writes in "Why Java needs Oracle":
Java itself succeeded because of Sun's corporate backing. Today, Java still needs a sponsor, and that appears to be Oracle. It was either Oracle or IBM: two Old Ones who are very much invested in Java's success. Both vied to acquire Sun, and the decision was made for us. For better or for worse, Oracle is now Java's champion and protector. The legal landscape is too dangerous out there for a major platform to be without one.
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