Now that the Sun purchase by Oracle is a done deal, look for some jockeying among vendors in the Java world. Different players have fairly high-ticket licenses related to Java.
Take for example: Tony de la Lama, SVP of research and development at Embarcadero Technologies, said it is a good time now for the Java Community Process (JCP) to lay everything on the table and evaluate what has worked and what has not.
Oracle, by and large, is a very pragmatic company said de la Lama. His impression is that Java is still too hard to use and needs better supporting tooling while remaining open. From conversations he has had with Oracle, he said, the company seems to understand this.