foreign code contributions

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Mon Feb 22 16:47:39 PST 2010

Michael Allman wrote:
> Does the BSD jdk port accept code contributions from non-copyright 
> holders?

It follows the same rule 0 as the rest of the project:

i.e. your patch needs to come in under SCA.

> For example, GNU classpath has a kqueue-based selector implementation. 
> Can we "steal" that?

No. But you can ask Casey and his coauthors if they are interested
in contributing the implementation, of course.

See also the following recent thread on the freebsd-java list about
another implementation:

Another alternative could be to delegate the kqueue wrapping work to 
a third party library like libev or libevent.

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