Project Proposal: Closures for Java

Mark Reinhold mr at
Thu Apr 10 17:36:00 UTC 2008

> Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 23:17:00 -0700
> From: Neal Gafter <neal at>

> In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines for projects
> I hereby propose an openjdk project
> "Closures for Java".  This project will be used for the development of the
> OpenJDK Community Innovators' Challenge proposal of the same name
> Development as an OpenJDK project is required by the OpenJDK Challenge Rules
>  I propose this project be
> sponsored by the OpenJDK compiler group
> and hereby call for votes on the
> formation of the project within the compiler group.  I volunteer to be the
> moderator of the project.
> Members of the compiler group: please vote on the creation of this project
> by responding to discuss at

Thanks for this proposal.

Two procedural points:

  - Proposals for new Projects and Groups should be sent only to the
    announce list.  That list is configured to direct all replies to
    the discuss list.  There's no need to send proposals to the discuss
    list, or to any other list; that just tends to create duplicate
    messages and difficult-to-follow multiple threads of discussion.

  - If a Group wishes to sponsor a Project then a vote should be called
    for, and held, on the Group's mailing list rather than on the general
    discuss list.  The Moderator, in this case Jon Gibbons, should report
    the result of the vote in a reply, on the discuss list, to the
    original proposal.

Most votes so far have run more or less along these lines, but these two
points aren't made explicitly, or as explicitly as they could be, in the
interim governance guidelines.  I'll propose a revision for the IGB's
review soon.

- Mark

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