Ben and I feel that Oracle choosing to sue Google has cast a very long shadow over Java's future, potentially affecting all of us who use Java in our day to day work. We thus no longer have any desire to direct our energies toward VJUG activities going forward.
Unless anyone has strong feelings to the contrary, we propose that the VJUG formally be closed at the end of this week - that the newsgroup and web site be shuttered, and finally, the jug place marker be removed.
Any thoughts or screams to the contrary before we start the process? We will take silence as a vote for closure!
While the Victorian Java community has never been strong, and I can fully understand the reasons for closing the group, I haz a sad.