A very astute move by Oracle here. They are proposing that the seat on the Java Community Process Executive Committee vacated by Apache should be filled by the São Paulo-based Brazilian Java User Group SouJava, represented by my charming and smart friend and former Sun colleague Bruno Souza (who incidentally also represents ForgeRock in Brazil and is a co-author here on webmink.com).
I think that given the circumstances this is the best outcome that could have been achieved and I hope Bruno and SouJava will be able to use their new position of influence to fix the broken things (like the opaque decision-making and the ability to have FOSS-hostile licensing terms on JSRs).
Great, balanced reference on the issues surrounding your privacy on the internet. Very worthwhile reading.
This is rather a long letter, but it conveys all the unease that was tangible at Campus Party among the software livre, digital inclusion and free culture camps.