OpenJDK governing board, constitution
Geir Magnusson Jr.
geir at pobox.com
Thu Jan 15 11:02:51 PST 2009
I've been worried about this for a while.
On Jan 15, 2009, at 10:58 AM, Neal Gafter wrote:
> The reason I ask is that I'm worried that openJDK may turn into the
> mechanism for features getting into the platform. The JCP used to
> play that
> role, but there has been little activity in forming a JSR for Java
> SE 7 in
> the past few years. I've noticed that openjdk7 is more and more being
> called Java 7, JDK7, etc, even though it doesn't implement a platform
> specification approved by the JCP. If openjdk is to become the
> mechanism by
> which features are added to the platform, it would be better for the
> governance model to acknowledge and support that.
> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 6:15 AM, Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp.org> wrote:
>> Hi Neal,
>> On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 19:15 -0800, Neal Gafter wrote:
>>> The OpenJDK governing board, having had its life extended by a year,
>>> is now scheduled to dissolve in four months, with two of its non-Sun
>>> positions remaining unfilled. The last published meeting minutes
>>> from April 2008, at which it was agreed that the GB would strive
>>> for a
>>> draft Constitution by the end of 2008.
>>> Who are the seven members of the governing board? Can we please see
>>> the minutes of meetings after April, and get a status report on the
>> Good questions, and I don't know the answers.
>> May I ask a meta-question in return though?
>> What do we really expect from the governance board?
>> While it has been completely missing in action for the last half
>> year, I
>> cannot say I have actually missed it. Things do seem to happen
>> What kind of issues do we as hackers really have that could be
>> solved by
>> having an active governance board and a "constitution"?
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