Open J9 - The Next Free Java VM
For years IBM has developed an independent implementation of the Java Virtual Machine which helped foster rapid improvements in the Java ecosystem. Recently, IBM has open sourced language agnostic components such as IBM's JIT and GC technologies as part of the Eclipse OMR project. IBM is actively working to open source the rest of the J9 Java VM as the Open J9 project. I will discuss the different components of the Open J9 VM at a high level and our plans for creating the open source project.