What's the future of OpenJDK?

Mario Torre neugens at limasoftware.net
Tue Mar 2 14:26:46 UTC 2010

Il giorno mar, 02/03/2010 alle 15.08 +0100, Mark Wielaard ha scritto:
> On Tue, 2010-03-02 at 14:26 +0100, Volker Simonis wrote:
> > I can only agree with Mark Wielaard and his call to "Endorse and
> > promote individuals, organizations and
> > companies to contribute and encourage them to work together", although
> > I think this will be a lot harder for the HotSpot VM case than for the
> > J2SE libraries.

> So from my perspective hacking on the VM is much easier since there are
> already so many people out there who have hacked on various parts and
> pieces that show that things will just work. While replacing parts of
> the core class libraries has much higher risks of breaking stuff out
> there.

This is surely true, but Hotspot is one of the best VMs out there, would
be sad to enter in a "forever-bugfix-only" version, in case development
goes on the closed side.

Btw, referring to your previous post (starting from "The future is what
we make of it" and quoting all of it), Mark, you're definitely one of
the best Poets of the Free Software Generation :)

I would like to see some feedback from Sun/Oracle, there hasn't been
much so far, not even at Fosdem, looks like all the band stays hidden
waiting for some signal that they are free to speak, that's my
impression of course, but so far nobody has really said a single word...

Come on, guys, we still need you :)


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