Re: Microsoft’s Ready do Contribute to OpenJDK

Simon Phipps simon at
Fri Nov 1 09:55:24 UTC 2019

Welcome back!


On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 9:46 PM Bruno Borges <Bruno.Borges at>

> 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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