Re: Microsoft’s Ready do Contribute to OpenJDK
simon at webmink.com
Mon Nov 4 16:15:20 UTC 2019
Some of remember when Microsoft committed to Java the first time, hence the
"welcome back" :-)
On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 3:40 PM Bruno Borges <Bruno.Borges at microsoft.com>
> (pulling out of openjdk-discuss)
> Hi Donald,
> It's worth noting that we had to sign this OCA on behalf of Microsoft
> Corp. because the one from 2013 was signed by Microsoft Open Technologies
> Inc., a subsidiary that no longer exists . Without the OCA on behalf of
> Microsoft Corp, the Java engineering team wouldn't be able to send
> I've mentioned this to you before , but happy to discuss if you have
> further questions on this topic.
> Thanks for welcoming us, we also look forward to be working with you.
>  <https://twitter.com/brunoborges/status/1189770213388099584?s=19>
> Sent from mobile.
> From: discuss <discuss-bounces at openjdk.java.net> on behalf of Donald
> Smith <donald.smith at oracle.com>
> Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 9:08:12 AM
> To: discuss at openjdk.java.net <discuss at openjdk.java.net>
> Subject: Re: Microsoft’s Ready do Contribute to OpenJDK
> Welcome back!
> For those who may not have followed history, Microsoft signed an OCA in
> 2013. There were a lot of announcements and lots of press coverage
> around it at the time, but not much materialized from it beyond the
> marketing splash.
> I think everyone is very happy to see Microsoft reaffirm interest in
> OpenJDK by updating their contribution paperwork. Very happy to see
> MSFT people engage again, and looking forward to see what the results
> may be!
> - Don
> On 2019-10-30 5:45 p.m., 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  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
> > We look forward to participating in the future of Java.
> >  martijn.verburg at microsoft.com<mailto:martijn.verburg at microsoft.com>
> > Best regards
> > Bruno Borges
> > Product Management for Java,
> > Microsoft Developer Division
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