What's the future of OpenJDK?

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Tue Mar 2 09:50:57 UTC 2010

Hi Volker,

On Mon, 2010-03-01 at 16:19 +0100, Volker Simonis wrote:
> now that Oracle completed the acquisition of Sun I think the time is
> ripe for an official statement about the future of the OpenJDK.

The future is what we make of it. Yes, it would be nice if Sun/Oracle
could reaffirm their commitment to working with the community (I am
looking forward to Mark and Dalibor doing just that). No doubt we have
to step up if they decide not to participate anymore. But it doesn't
look like they are retreating at this time. And in the end it is all the
individual contributors that make the difference.

Luckily we aren't dependent on just one company to push libre java
forward. Lots of different people work on the code bases. Either
directly, through friendly forks and downstream distributions. Go and
participate. Endorse and promote individuals, organizations and
companies that contribute and encourage working together. It really is
that simple. All the code is free software (or has free replacements
through IcedTea) and we together can shape its future.



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