Proposal: openjdk.java.net ➜ openjdk.org
sgehwolf at redhat.com
Fri May 13 08:17:00 UTC 2022
On Thu, 2022-05-12 at 08:18 -0700, 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” name
> 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.
> - Mark
>  https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/announce/2007-May/000000.html
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java.net
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