Problems acquiring an OpenJDK TCK license?

Mike Milinkovich mike.milinkovich at
Sun Feb 6 07:59:14 PST 2011

At the risk of picking a barely-healed scab, isn't TCK licensing outside of
the scope of OpenJDK governance?

I understand how --- if you are so inclined --- you can start pulling at the
threads to the point where every issue related to Java can be conflated with
OpenJDK governance. But I don't see how that is going to be a particularly
useful or constructive exercise.

> [Switching to gb-discuss only]
> On 6 Feb 2011, at 15:33, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> > If true, this seems like an excellent thing for the new OpenJDK
> board to address immediately.
> That's actually an excellent test case. I can see that some might argue it
> is purely a contractual matter between Oracle and a "customer", but since
> maintaining a level playing field requires that the TCK is indeed offered
> in a fair, transparent and timely way there should probably be an explicit
> statement in the governance concerning the Board's authority to at least
> ask questions and preferably intervene in TCK cases.

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