OpenJDK Bugzilla server rollout
davidh at 7gen.com
Wed Feb 11 11:48:47 PST 2009
Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> 2009/2/11 Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp.org>:
>> Hi Brad,
>> On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 21:12 -0800, Brad Wetmore wrote:
>>> As I posted on the discuss list earlier this week , I have set up an
>>> instance of Bugzilla for use by the various OpenJDK efforts.
>>> The system is now live. Please see the project page at:
>>> for general notes, instructions, and the URL.
>>> I've made an initial pass at configuration with feedback from several
>>> folks, but I know we will continue tuning this system to best fit our needs.
>> Thanks for setting this up. A quick question before I start using this.
>> instance I know that comes with a four page legal requirements document
>> before usage. I started printing them out and reviewing them as
>> requested but they seem somewhat odd. They require signing over rights
>> to Collabnet, O'Reilly and Sun of any source code posted, can be changed
>> at any time without notice, so you will have to review them each time
>> you file a new bug, and any legal disputes need to be fought in a
>> foreign country at the other side of the world. They all seem a bit out
>> of place for the OpenJDK community usage, I suspect they were
>> copy/pasted from some unrelated project. Can we get rid of them?
> the unrelated OpenJDK project seems very odd. We already have the GPL
> for licensing the project and the SCA to handle contributions. These
> and I don't see why we are handing any rights over to OReilly or
> Collab who have nothing to do with the OpenJDK project.
I understand that Sun has a requirement to have privacy policies and
Since openjdk.java.net is not administered by CollabNet, it seems that
sub-site that isn't administered by CollabNet feels odd.
There is at least one value for rights assignment of posted source
code. It's the ability to convert a unit test posted in a bug report
into an official unit test in the source tree.
There was an idea I started to work on a couple months ago, while still
source code for other purposes. Sometimes the code a bug reportee posts
in their bug report is a useful valid unit test and it would be cool to
repurpose that code into a normal unit test. But just like any other
source code submission, Sun's policy is it requires rights assignment
for copyright sharing. e.g. that's the purpose of the SCA, right? But
if the bug submissions place, whether it's bugs.sun.com or
bugs.openjdk.java.net, doesn't have copyright assignment then by Sun's
policies as I understand them the source cannot be reused in other
places. I'd chatted with the Sun manager who oversees the
bugs.sun.com process, he liked the idea, but neither of us had time to
take it further.
- David Herron
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