OpenJDK Governing Board Minutes: 20011/4/21

Dr Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Sun May 8 16:32:59 UTC 2011

On 6 May 2011 17:59, David Herron <david at> wrote:
> As someone who helped review the original SCA before it was published - I'd
> like to say that from my perspective I don't have any issue with it.  If I'm
> donating some code to a project my goal is to improve the project.

Sure, people have no problem with improving the project, that being OpenJDK.
The SCA/OCA have nothing to do with this.  As previously stated, they allow
Oracle to produce separate proprietary binaries that includes the work
of others.

I'm happy enough to release my code under a Free license - but I can
do that anywhere.
Making it part of OpenJDK under the OCA also means contributing to Oracle's
proprietary products and this is why I personally would not make any
significant contribution
of work (as in complete new features like Mario mentions, rather than
fixes) to OpenJDK.
Andrew :-)

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