OpenJDK Governing Board Minutes: 20011/4/21

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Mon May 9 12:23:03 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 8:55 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
<gnu_andrew at> wrote:
> .  It's not so
> much about multi-licensing as about why I should give Oracle
> non-reciprocal rights to my work.  There is no benefit for the
> contributor in doing this.

There´s no benefit??

If you enhance OpenJDK, you enhance OpenJDK *and* Oracle´s propietary Java.
You don´t care / hate propietary software, fine, don´t care about it,
but don´t tell me you wouldn´t help OpenJDK too in the process.

But you withholding contributions to BOTH OpenJDK *and* propietary
Java because of dogmatic reasons is for the benefit of who?.


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