Oracle Contributor Agreement FAQ?
Peter B. Kessler
Peter.B.Kessler at Oracle.COM
Thu Jul 14 14:09:20 PDT 2011
Thanks for looking into this. People are allowed to take vacations!
I have a suggestion for the FAQ, if someone is updating it: a pointer to the list of Contributor Agreeement signatories. That might be of interest to people considering signing the OCA. I don't know if it's "frequently asked" for, but it came up on this mailing list just today, as the second (as yet unanswered) question from Henri Gomez.
Donald Smith wrote:
> I am very sorry for not responding sooner. I was out on vacation, took
> the action to respond and then didn't get back to you.
> The good news is that we're almost ready to address all these issues.
> The FAQ is currently being updated, as is the OCA itself. I'll ask that
> we put a small disclaimer on the links that it's out of date, but should
> be updated around Aug 1.
> - Don
> On 07/07/2011 2:51 PM, Peter B. Kessler wrote:
>> The OpenJDK legal page contain a reference to (a copy of?) the
>> Oracle Contributor Agreement (cf. the more central OCA?).
>> The OpenJDK legal page also refers to a FAQ for the OCA which might
>> be same as the more central FAQ.
>> By either path, the OCA FAQ contains a bunch of links that are broken:
>> - Page 5, the "feedback through email" link points to some place on
>> www.sun.com that bounces to a generic Oracle and Sun page.
>> - Page 5, there is a link that says it points to version 1.5 ("in
>> the interest of transparency"), but which in fact points to the
>> current version, and there claim to be links to versions 1.3 and
>> 1.4, neither of which can be found on the oss.oracle.com web site.
>> - Page 1 has a link to a different OCA for use by the US
>> Government, which can't be found.
>> What would it take to bring these documents up to date?
>> ... peter
>>  http://openjdk.java.net/legal/
>>  http://openjdk.java.net/legal/oca.pdf
>>  http://oss.oracle.com/oca.pdf
>> (which redirects to
>>  http://openjdk.java.net/legal/oca-faq.pdf
>>  http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oca-faq-405384.pdf
>>  http://www.oracle.com/us/sun/index.htm
>>  http://oss.oracle.com/oca-1.3.pdf
>>  http://oss.oracle.com/oca-1.4.pdf
>>  http://oss.oracle.com/government-oca.pdf
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