[OSM-talk] Oracle is changing Java's license how will it affect JOSM?

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 18:26:13 UTC 2018

Fewer applications are using JAVA and it looks as if Oracle is withdrawing
from JAVA.  It was originally developed by SUN who were taken over by

Someone who worked at Oracle has mentioned Oracle would like to be out of
JAVA by 2020 and that is the date for individual free licenses to expire.

It does have a number of security problems but iD doesn't do have the
tricks that JOSM does.

Could it be rewritten in a different language?  How would the plugins be

We have some time to look at alternatives but it might be better not to
leave it to the last few days.


Thanks John
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