OpenJDK Governing Board Minutes: 20011/4/21

Lussier, Denis denisl at
Sun May 8 18:56:21 UTC 2011

IMHO it's definitely a legit point of view for an individual to take.
Commercial GPL, where one company gets assigned the copyright, is
something very different than BSD or MIT or non-commercial GPL

That being said... I think Oracle is doing a reasonably good job of
encouraging a pretty wide variety of contributors who are making an
"Open JDK" a reality.

On 5/8/11, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at> wrote:
> 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.
> FC
> --
> "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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