Java 6 Update 43 was the last publicly available update from Oracle for Java SE 6. Today, Red Hat has announced it is taking over the leadership role for the OpenJDK 6 project, effectively extending support for the technology and its users.
"To say that Java plays an important role in today's enterprise IT would be an understatement," said Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat. "It has had a profound impact on the creation and integration of technologies that have ushered us into the 21st century, shaping everything from banking and retail to transportation and research, and Red Hat is leading the charge. We want to see that continue, not only for the thousands of organizations running OpenJDK 6 and Java SE 6, but for users of future versions as well."
Red Hat has been an active member of the OpenJDK community since 2007.