OpenJDK Interim Governance Board status

David Gilbert david.gilbert at
Fri May 8 17:32:52 UTC 2009

I still volunteer also.

Dave Gilbert

On May 8, 2009, at 6:48 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

> I still volunteer.
> geir
> 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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