"Stewardship of OpenJDK 7 Project Shifts to Red Hat"

Donald Smith donald.smith at oracle.com
Mon Jun 22 12:58:49 UTC 2015

FWIW, while we're clarifying, there is no "OpenJDK 7 Project", it's the 
"JDK 7 Updates Project".

  - Don

On 21/06/2015 2:37 PM, Martijn Verburg wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Martijn
> 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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