OpenJDK Interim Governance Board status

Geir Magnusson Jr. geir at
Fri May 8 16:48:35 UTC 2009

I still volunteer.


On May 8, 2009, at 12:43 PM, Mark Reinhold wrote:

> Per the OpenJDK Charter [1], the Interim Governance Board [2] was
> formally dissolved yesterday.
> Our main priorities over the last two years have been to grow the
> OpenJDK Community from the founding core of Sun's JDK engineers to
> a more diverse set of developers, and to enable those developers to
> participate directly in the JDK development process.
> We've made good progress on those goals, particularly in this past
> year.  Key developers from the major Linux distributions are working
> ever more closely with Sun engineers on the open-source JDK 6 effort,
> and the JDK 7 project is approaching its third milestone with several
> major features from non-Sun contributors in the pipeline.
> Creating a formal governance structure has, at least for those of us
> at Sun, been less important than growing the Community.  Having laid
> a firm foundation for that growth, however, it is now time to turn
> back to the governance task.
> I am therefore pleased to announce that Sun has agreed to extend the
> term of the present Board for a further year, and that we expect to
> fill the two empty seats within the next four weeks.
> - Mark
> [1]
> [2]

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