OpenJDK Governing Board Minutes: 20011/4/21
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Mon May 9 09:55:25 UTC 2011
On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:
> There are some disagreements about mixed-licence projects. These
> have always been controversial. Let's please respect each other's
> views, even when we disagree, and continue this discussion with
> politeness and friendship. Please let's remember that we're all
> on the same side.
I only jumped on this thread after reading peace-inspiring comments like:
1."this so called "governing board"
2. "trying very hard not to just have to give up on OpenJDK and /fork away/"
3. "People who want all their code to be free work on other projects."
4. "I personally would not make any significant contribution of work
[to OpenJDK]", and
5. "I wouldn't be contributing to [OpenJDK] if I wasn't being paid to do so".
...which made me think Oracle was getting an undeserved bad rap, and
suspect for a moment that there were hidden agendas at play.
I´ll happily give you the benefit of the doubt, if you say we´re all
in the same side vouching for the progress of OpenJDK as a FOSS
project... agreeing that Oracle is in its right to dual-license
OpenJDK if they so wish.
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