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“To hell with them…”

It’s a troubling ordeal we’re all in here with the Oracle/Google problem. If you’ve not yet heard, Google is being sued by Oracle over their use of Java with regard to their Android Java VM. Here is a well written article on the situation. Reading this is quite disturbing, but is something that I think people should know about who are at all involved with Google, Android, or Java development. ChrisDev55, a commenter over at ZDNet put it better than I ever could have:

Larry Ellison and his legal lapdogs have breathed a chill down the backs of the entire Java development community. What a shameful business practice: plain and pure extortion via licensing fees! Oracle (and Sun in particular) did not lead advancements, the platform or novel implementations in Java over the past few years. Others did, Google being one of the most recognizable. For all of those innovative, up-start Java development houses out there… watch your back! If your product/service is successful in the marketplace, you could get a letter from Redwood Shores, CA asking for a cut. As a key decision maker within my organization, I plan on skewing all future Oracle technology feasibility assessments and licensing renewals in favor of OSS. Oracle’s move has completely eroded any residual customer loyalty I had. To hell with them…

MSU/iPay (more headlines)…


Payment Processing: Michigan State University Federal Credit

iPay Technologies, a leading online bill pay provider for community financial institutions, was selected by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSU FCU) to provide its 145,000 membership base online bill pay services.

iPay/MSU in the news…

I was looking over a few things in my LinkedIn account and some random piece of news jumped out at me. Check this little blurb out. ;)

MSU FCU Goes with iPay for Bill Pay – Credit Union Times

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University Federal Credit Union will be offering its 144,000 members online bill pay services through the iPay Technologies platform.

The $1.4 billion CU had been using an internal system.

“iPay’s sole focus is online bill pay, so being able to access their award-winning graphical user interface expansive functionality and impressive electronic rate will greatly improve our members’ online experience,” says Jeffrey Jackson, vice president of member services at MSU FCU, the nation’s largest university-based credit union.

Headquartered in Elizabethtown, Ky., iPay Technologies provides online bill pay solutions to more than 1,400 community financial institutions nationwide.

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