OpenJDK Community Bylaws and Governing Board
denisl at openscg.com
Fri Feb 4 17:40:32 UTC 2011
I do agree that Red Hat sponsored individuals have continuously played a
huge role in keeping the "Open" in OpenJDK. It strikes me as odd that they
wouldn't be represented on a governing board.
On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes <
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> * 'The members of the initial Governing Board are:
> - Adam Messinger (Chair, Oracle),
> - Jason Gartner (Vice Chair, IBM),
> - Prof. Doug Lea (At-Large, SUNY Oswego),
> - Mike Milinkovich (At-Large, Eclipse), and
> - Yours truly (OpenJDK Lead, Oracle).'
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've only seen contributions from two of
> these five to OpenJDK (you and Doug). Why have they been given these
> positions? Why should they get to make decisions over people who have
> actually done work on OpenJDK?
> What happens if we don't want to abide by these rules? Do we not get
> to join the OpenJDK club?
> This seems less like progress than a step backwards into proprietary JDK
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