Some have probably been expecting it for a long time, and this week it finally happened. Apache Harmony, an open source cleanroom implementation of Java was moved to the Apache Attic, where inactive projects are sent. The project management committee voted 20 to 2 in favor of discontinuing the project.
One of the votes against moving Harmony to the Attic was PMC chair Tim Ellison, who thought it was too early to deactivate Harmony. But Harmony was probably already dead and buried once it’s primary corporate sponsor, IBM, switched its support to OpenJDK last year. Android has not gotten invovled in the Harmony project recently because of their ongoing lawsuit with Oracle.