Call for Compliance of Java(tm) Technology with the 4 Freedoms of Software

While being asked about JavaFX and whatever other Oracle, Google or
whatever technology, all I can say: I don’t really care – as long it’s free
and complies w/ the 4 freedoms of software.

Lately Oracle even made the proposal JEP 178: Statically-Linked JNI Libraries,
allowing Java applications using JNI within a statically deployed runtime. Read: May work on Apple’s iOS.

IMHO the real issue of being able to deploy ‘Java Tech’ on any platform including mobile/embedded devices is not whether Oracle allows static JNI linkage,
but to allow deploying a custom JRE in the first place.
It is Oracle herself who restricts her patent grant to non embedded devices, hence ‘Java Tech’ does not comply w/ the 4 freedoms of software, see:

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JogAmp @ SIGGRAPH 2012

JogAmp: 2D/3D & Multimedia Across Devices

Tuesday, 7 August 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

JogAmp provides OpenGL and OpenCL across devices using Java. Showcasing font,
UI and video, high-level API utilization (Ardor3D, Java3D, etc.), and
applications on Android, Linux, Window, OSX, and Solaris.

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Jogl/JogAmp RC6 Beta / Linux Armv7 Builds

Besides adding proper Mac OS X support (10.5.8 – 10.7.*, incl. OpenJDK7),
OpenGL 4.2 and latest EGL, ES1 and ES2 extension updates and lot’s of stabilization’s,
Xerxes Rånby and myself worked on a proper Linux ARMv7 support.
Both were able to test on Omap4 (Pandaboard ES), Tegra2 (AC100), where Xerxes also tested on other machines, eg. Nokia N9 MeeGo.

Even though GlueGen and JOGL in general support EGL and ES1/ES2 since 2008 incl. the GL profile selection,
we figured we need better support for multiple GL implementations on one platform, Mesa3D software and the hardware EGL/ES ones.
Without tweaking your default configuration, JOGL chooses the right implementation for the desired profile,
e.g. hardware accelerate GLES2 for the desired common GL2ES2 profile on your mobile device, even though Mesa is installed.
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