Re: Microsoft’s Ready do Contribute to OpenJDK

Andrew Dinn adinn at
Fri Nov 1 08:53:28 UTC 2019

Hi Bruno,

It's very gratifying to hear that Microsoft are committed to both Java
and OpenJDK. Welcome to the project (or, in Martijn's case, welcome back
under 'new denomination'). We will be very pleased to help you contribute.


Andrew Dinn
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On 30/10/2019 21:45, Bruno Borges wrote:
> Subject: Microsoft’s Ready do Contribute to OpenJDK
> Hi OpenJDK Community,
> In the past week Microsoft formally signed the Oracle Contributor
> Agreement, in which Oracle Inc. promptly acknowledged and welcomed us
> to the project. On behalf of the Microsoft Java Engineering Team, I’d
> like to say that we are thrilled to officially join the OpenJDK
> project and be ready to work with you.
> As many of you may know, Microsoft and its subsidiaries are heavily
> dependent on Java in many aspects, and also offers Java runtimes in
> its Microsoft Azure cloud to its customers. Microsoft recognizes the
> immense value that Oracle’s successful and effective stewardship of
> the OpenJDK project has bought Java and the wider software ecosystem
> and we look forward to playing our part in contributing back!
> The team will initially be working on smaller bug fixes and backports
> so that we can learn how to be good citizens within OpenJDK. For
> example, we already understand that discussing changes first before
> posting patches is preferred and I'm sure there's more for us to
> learn as well.
> The Java engineering team led by Martijn Verburg [1] is already
> engaged with other Microsoft groups and its subsidiaries who are
> using Java, as well as its partners in the Java ecosystem such as
> Azul Systems, Oracle, Pivotal, Red Hat, Intel, SAP and others, and
> the overall team will be joining the many OpenJDK mailing lists to
> start conversations and participating.
> We look forward to participating in the future of Java.
> [1]
> martijn.verburg at<mailto:martijn.verburg at>
> Best regards Bruno Borges Product Management for Java, Microsoft
> Developer Division

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