Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Jun 30 18:32:09 UTC 2009

Martin Buchholz wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 09:24, Andrew John Hughes
> <gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org <mailto:gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org>> wrote:
>     2009/6/30 Martin Buchholz <martinrb at google.com
>     <mailto:martinrb at google.com>>:
>     > (There is the deeper governance issue of who gets to make
>     > such decisions.  I would like most of such decisions to be made
>     > by the "group" of engineers who do the work.  For
>     collections/concurrency,
>     > such a group has worked informally for many years.)
>     >
>     OpenJDK is (or at least should now be) a community-driven open source
>     project.  And so, the community as a whole should be making such
>     decisions, not just those who happen to be employed by Sun.

> Right.  There is a problem when different sets of contributors have
> different objectives for things like compatibility, portability,
> stability, benchmark performance....

> It might be that a significant contributor (like Sun or IcedTea)
> would maintain a separate set of patches essentially forever, since
> they would not be acceptable to the greater community.  Oh, I guess
> that's already happened, eh?

Ouch, that touched a nerve.

I certainly hope not.  Goodness knows, we're really trying to make that
separate set of patches go away.


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