OpenJDK Governing Board Minutes: 20011/4/21

Dr Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Sun May 8 22:05:31 UTC 2011

On 8 May 2011 19:46, 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.

Just because you don't agree with my personal choices does not make
them 'silly'.
I also personally wouldn't contribute to non-copyleft projects either,
something I already
made clear years ago when Apache Harmony started, so whatever you are trying to
imply with this comparison is flawed.

> 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

Andrew :-)

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