"Stewardship of OpenJDK 7 Project Shifts to Red Hat"

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 18:37:48 UTC 2015

Thanks for the update Andrew - you've done a great job with OpenJDK 6 and
I'm personally really happy to see you take on that same role for OpenJDK 7.


On 19 June 2015 at 17:41, Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:

> Some of you may have seen the press release at
> http://investors.redhat.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=918712
> I'd like to clarify some things.
> I am the leader of the OpenJDK 7 project and I work for Red Hat.  I am
> leading this project on behalf of the OpenJDK community because the
> community (of which Red Hat is a part) needs to keep OpenJDK 7 going.
> Red Hat is surely going to be more involved than it has been.  Oracle's
> reduced involvement makes this necessary.
> However, Red Hat does not lead OpenJDK 7: I do.  It's important to
> make that distinction because this is a community project and in this
> role I am responsible to the community, not to Red Hat.
> So, this is not an attempt by Red Hat to control or take over OpenJDK
> 7 development.  I intend to lead the project in the way that it has
> been run in the past, working together with the whole community.
> Andrew.

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