While I'd be surprised if Oracle announced an independent governance process for the JCP on Wednesday, I don't think Oracle will act to damage the Java ecosystem. Customers and developers have invested too much in Java products over the past decade on the basis of their investment being protected through a multivendor community. The customer backlash would far outstrip any perceived competitive benefit of tightening control over the JCP. Oracle's far too smart of a vendor to risk that or encourage nonstandard Java usage as we've seen with Android.
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