Mailing lists for specification of enhanced metadata in Java SE 8

Alex Buckley alex.buckley at
Wed Jul 25 08:42:59 PDT 2012

Hi Remi,

On 7/25/2012 5:00 AM, Rémi Forax wrote:
> On 07/24/2012 10:10 PM, Alex Buckley wrote:
>> Since sending out my proposal, I have been wondering whether it's
>> simpler to forget all about it and instead have a single
>> enhanced-metadata-spec-discuss list. Anyone could join and read and
>> post and leave as they wished. There would be no moderation. Posters
>> would still need to sign the OCA before making material contributions.
>> I don't know whether drive-by contributions from non-OCA signatories
>> on a list populated by mainly OCA signatories will raise legal issues.
>> Comments?
>> Alex
> Hi Alex,
> The other solution is to have one list for experts and use the
> compiler-dev list as the observer list.

The content on compiler-dev is not licensed for comment and evaluation 
purposes. (See questions 15-21 at 
Therefore I can't send a draft specification to compiler-dev, either 
directly or via an -experts list. And some persons cannot join 
compiler-dev precisely because so much of its content is GPL'd.


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