OpenJDK Bugzilla server rollout

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Wed Feb 11 17:46:42 UTC 2009

2009/2/11 Mark Wielaard <mark at>:
> Hi Brad,
> On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 21:12 -0800, Brad Wetmore wrote:
>> As I posted on the discuss list earlier this week [1], I have set up an
>> instance of Bugzilla for use by the various OpenJDK efforts.
>> The system is now live.  Please see the project page at:
>> for general notes, instructions, and the URL.
>> I've made an initial pass at configuration with feedback from several
>> folks, but I know we will continue tuning this system to best fit our needs.
> Thanks for setting this up. A quick question before I start using this.
> It says "Please review the Terms of Use". This is the first bugzilla
> instance I know that comes with a four page legal requirements document
> before usage. I started printing them out and reviewing them as
> requested but they seem somewhat odd. They require signing over rights
> to Collabnet, O'Reilly and Sun of any source code posted, can be changed
> at any time without notice, so you will have to review them each time
> you file a new bug, and any legal disputes need to be fought in a
> foreign country at the other side of the world. They all seem a bit out
> of place for the OpenJDK community usage, I suspect they were
> copy/pasted from some unrelated project. Can we get rid of them?
> Thanks,
> Mark


Applying the terms of use wholesale and without alteration to
the unrelated OpenJDK project seems very odd.  We already have the GPL
for licensing the project and the SCA to handle contributions. These
terms of use go far beyond 'Users uploading inappropriate materials'
and I don't see why we are handing any rights over to OReilly or
Collab who have nothing to do with the OpenJDK project.
Andrew :-)

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