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:
IMHO the most advancement Oracle could make to ‘Java Tech’ would be
a general patent and license grant, so you actually would be able to
legally use and deploy your Java’ish builds anywhere and be free
without the hassles and fears of a multimillion dollar battle.
Let it be a build based on OpenJDK, Apache Harmony, DalvikVM .. or whatever 🙂
Just my 2 cents ..
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