Ah, I was wondering if anyone was going to mention this issue in the
LJC mailing list. As likely many of you did as well, I saw the recent
article that exposed - or rather, re-exposed - this issue. (This
article for those who missed it:
I'm all up for signing the petition and pressuring Oracle to drop that
stupid bundling. It's so silly that one of the biggest
developer/language platforms comes with such add-ons, like some dodgy
bloatware (even if it's just for the desktop, non-JDK, version of it).
However, what about the issue that it might not be (legally) possible,
or be too costly? The article seems to hint that there might be
contractual obligations, left-over from the Sun era, that push Oracle
to bundle the Ask toolbar. Does anyone know if there is such a thing
at all? Or is Oracle really trying to make a few pennies on each
download? (seems unlikely for such a big corporation, whose core
business is something else entirely...)
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