OpenJDK Governing Board Minutes: 20011/4/21

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Sun May 8 18:46:32 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
<gnu_andrew at> wrote:
> 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.

This is silly. It is like saying one would never contribute code to, because due to its original triple-licensing, your code
would end up being part (and it did) of Netscape´s propietary
products, Netscape 6.x - 7.1
based on the open source code.


"Tools are a way to amplify our senses so that we can expand our reach
in order to expropiate space, compress time, and secure ourselves. A
gun extends the power of our throwing arms. An automobile is an
extension of our legs. Computers amplify our memories". - T.E.D.
"Space Time, and Modernity" J. Rifkin

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