Re: Proposal: openjdk.java.net ➜ openjdk.org
ethan at mccue.dev
Thu May 12 23:42:32 UTC 2022
On Thu, May 12, 2022, 7:19 PM Simon Phipps <simon at webmink.com> wrote:
> Speaking as a relic from the dawn of time, that's a great suggestion that I
> wish we'd opted for at the dawn of time :-)
> On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 4:19 PM <mark.reinhold at oracle.com> wrote:
> > Since the dawn of time  the OpenJDK Community’s web, e-mail, wiki,
> > issue tracking, and (Mercurial) source-code infrastructure has been
> > hosted under the third-level domain name “openjdk.java.net”.
> > That name has served us well for fifteen years, but it has also been a
> > constant source of confusion. The second-level domain name “java.net”
> > originally pointed to an unrelated source-code forge site , which was
> > perplexing. That forge was shut down in 2017, so now the “java.net”
> > is perplexing in a different way.
> > Above and beyond that, however, since the OpenJDK Community was founded
> > many other open-source communities have placed their infrastructure under
> > the “.org” top-level domain name. This makes for easy discoverability.
> > It also serves as both a reminder and a promise that the operation of the
> > community is not meant to be dominated by any single corporate entity.
> > I therefore propose that we rename openjdk.java.net to openjdk.org and
> > make corresponding changes to the names of all active subdomains (i.e.,
> > bugs, cr, db, git, hg, mail, and wiki).
> > If we proceed with this then Oracle’s infrastructure team will ensure
> > that the old names act as aliases for the new names, so as not to break
> > existing URLs or e-mail addresses.
> > Comments?
> > - Mark
> > 
> >  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java.net
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