On the role of the SCA

mark.reinhold at oracle.com mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Mon May 9 18:45:26 UTC 2011

2011/5/9 11:34 -0700, neugens.limasoftware at gmail.com:
> You, of course, are talking (among others) about Nokia and IBM and their
> contractors here, with the very locked and closed Java ME.

No, I'm not talking about Java ME at all, just Java SE and the JDK.

> This is acceptable, after all, they did pay to get the TCK. Although I
> strongly disagree on the "They do the heavy lifting of porting the JDK
> to a wide variety of architectures and operating systems", because this
> is happening anyway, outside the TCK, people just don't call it Java.

I didn't mean to imply that these companies are the only ones doing such
porting work.  Of course there are others, and some bother with the TCK,
and some don't.

- Mark

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