Fwd: OpenJdk Mirror for Github

Mo Sch moritz.schleunes at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 12:46:55 UTC 2015

Hi Ben,

I think Kervin means its a way easier to reach developers over Github than
"closed" company repositories only. On Github are many developers which are
willing to commit something to an open source project. It just needs to
gain attention. There isn't any other platform that provides you this
feedback and open minded ideas.

TBH openJdk has everything to attract opensource developers:

good documented source code
easy to get started info
interesting projects
active jira portal for features and bugs to get started hacking

In my eyes with a bit promotion this could really help openJDK to gain more
interest of "stand alone" developers and the overall reputation of java and
oracle among developers.



2015-07-28 14:24 GMT+02:00 Ben Evans <benjamin.john.evans at gmail.com>:

> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 8:56 PM, Kervin Pierre <kervin at sludev.com> wrote:
> >
> > Github is simply what most developers are using at this moment.
> Sorry to be picky, but that's just not true. When teaching my classes,
> probably <20% of them have github accounts or have used it.
> From what I observe, almost everyone has heard of Github these days,
> but I'd say only around half had a decent understanding of what it is
> & how it works. Now this may be corporate developers, but quite a few
> of people who weren't Github people had committed patches or feature
> requests upstream - so I'm not sure how we're defining "open-source
> developers", I'm just conscious that we should beware the echo
> chamber!
> Thanks,
> Ben

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