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Discussion on: Java 15 in 2020: Reasons to *not* use Java?

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One of the major values of open source is being able to choose who you want to sign a support contract with. An open source project that has a single company providing commercial support and stewarding the project seems like a weak open source project to me.

While I see that it can complicate things, it can also really make it easy. As someone pointed out here before, they don't like Oracle. Fair enough, just go choose someone else. Now imagine not picking on a technology despite all of its benefits just because you don't like the only company maintaining it. Java is different with this regards. It has multiple companies maintaining it and one can get commercial support from someone else with ease. I can't really see how this is a disadvantage.