OpenJDK initial Member registration begins
mr at sun.com
Fri Feb 29 13:14:18 PST 2008
In order to initialize the core Community database, which among other
things governs who can create and push changesets into our Mercurial
repositories, the Moderators of the initial Groups are in the process
of conducting a census of their Members [1,2].
For these initial Groups, which are comprised for the most part of Sun
employees, the Members of each Group are those engineers who regularly
work in that Group's area. (Sun managers are not considered Members
unless they regularly make non-managerial contributions.)
So far I've received and validated census data for the Build, Compiler,
HotSpot, JMX, and Security Groups. If you're a Member of one or more of
these Groups then you'll shortly receive an automated email message from
registrar at openjdk.java.net containing the URL for your invitation page.
Please complete and submit the form on that page in order to finish the
Members of the remaining Groups will be sent invitations as the census
data is received. The census ends at noon PDT on 11 March, after which
time Sun employees who are candidates for Group Membership will have to
be voted in just like everyone else. Invitations issued as a result of
the census will expire at midnight PDT on 25 March.
Note: Registration data is sent via HTTPS, but unfortunately the server
certificate for db.openjdk.java.net has not yet been signed by Sun's PKI
authority. The server is hence using a self-signed certificate for now,
and your browser will most likely nag you about it. In case you want to
validate the certificate, here are its signatures:
(If you're really paranoid then I can arrange to send you the actual
certificate over a secure channel.)
As to what this actually means for Mercurial, stay tuned ...
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