OpenJDK Governing Board Minutes: 20011/4/21

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Mon May 9 09:55:25 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Andrew Haley <aph at> 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.

Of course.
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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