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A campaign group called the Java EE Guardians was founded to put pressure on Oracle to commit to its Java EE 8 promises; its members include father-of-Java James Gosling and folks on the executive committee of the Java Community Process, which steers the development of Java EE.
The Register understands that roughly a year ago, a movement started within Oracle to mothball its Java EE efforts and create a new proprietary enterprise-friendly Java runtime and API in its place – which Oracle would have total exclusive control over and wouldn't have to share with IBM, Red Hat and so on. While this new interface would use some parts of Java EE, it would be approximately 80 to 90 per cent proprietary.
As the group driving the proprietary project gained more clout internally, resources were diverted away from the development of Java EE, we're told.