Problems acquiring an OpenJDK TCK license?

Mike Milinkovich mike.milinkovich at
Sun Feb 6 09:22:52 PST 2011

Thanks for the clarification. I now understand the issue you and Geir are

> On 6 Feb 2011, at 16:59, Mike Milinkovich wrote:
> > 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.
> TCK licensing as a general commercial topic is undoubtedly beyond the
> of the OpenJDK governance and indeed none of the OpenJDK community's
> business.
> However, the availability of a no-charge TCK license to members of the
> OpenJDK community to ensure their contributions and private builds do not
> diverge from the JSRs they implement is a key part of the dynamic of the
> OpenJDK community. Without it, the ability of community members who do not
> have a private agreement with Oracle to contribute in a meaningful way is
> severely restricted.
> As such surely falls well within the oversight of the governance board.
> Clearly it's a tough subject and must not become an excuse to pry into
> commercially sensitive contracts, but it's entirely reasonable for the
> community to be assured that the TCK is in fact available as promised.

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