I've seen a ton of blogs saying Java 8 is now available to Ubuntu 12.04 & 14.04 through the ppa openjdk-r. My question is how trustworthy is this ppa? Is it run by people from openjdk or ubuntu or something, or is it just some random dude?
I have used it in the past, but openjdk site does not refer to it (that I can tell). The administrator of that ppa group is a member of many other groups including "Canonical Partner Developers”. If Canonical trusts him than I don't see a problem. His name (according to his launchpad profile) is Matthias Klose.