Oracle Contributor Agreement FAQ?

Donald Smith donald.smith at
Thu Jul 14 18:10:57 UTC 2011


I am very sorry for not responding sooner.  I was out on vacation, took 
the action to respond and then didn't get back to you.

The good news is that we're almost ready to address all these issues.   
The FAQ is currently being updated, as is the OCA itself.  I'll ask that 
we put a small disclaimer on the links that it's out of date, but should 
be updated around Aug 1.

  - Don

On 07/07/2011 2:51 PM, Peter B. Kessler wrote:
> The OpenJDK legal page[1] contain a reference to (a copy of?) the 
> Oracle Contributor Agreement[2] (cf. the more central OCA[3]?).
> The OpenJDK legal page also refers to a FAQ for the OCA[4] which might 
> be same as the more central FAQ[5].
> By either path, the OCA FAQ contains a bunch of links that are broken:
>    - Page 5, the "feedback through email" link points to some place on 
> that bounces to a generic Oracle and Sun page[6].
>    - Page 5, there is a link that says it points to version 1.5 ("in 
> the interest of transparency"), but which in fact points to the 
> current version[3], and there claim to be links to versions 1.3[7] and 
> 1.4[8], neither of which can be found on the web site.
>    - Page 1 has a link to a different OCA for use by the US 
> Government[9], which can't be found.
> What would it take to bring these documents up to date?
>             ... peter
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
>      (which redirects to 
> [4]
> [5]
> [6]
> [7]
> [8]
> [9]

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