foreign code contributions

Mark Wielaard mark at
Tue Feb 23 01:31:02 PST 2010

On Mon, 2010-02-22 at 22:15 -0800, Michael Allman wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> > 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.
> Wasn't sure.  Thanks for the clarification.

If you need to we can setup a repository at icedtea to hold any
trees/patches that people cannot assign to Sun.

> >> 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.
> Already did.  He forfeited his copyright.  FSF owns the code now.

The FSF does give a grant back of the rights Sun demands in their SCA,
so in theory (if someone is the sole contributor of such code) all these
rights can then also be transferred to Sun if they refuse to accept the
code as is under the GPL and the original hacker wants to do that.



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