Oracle Contributor Agreement FAQ?

Peter B. Kessler Peter.B.Kessler at Oracle.COM
Thu Jul 14 21:09:20 UTC 2011

Thanks for looking into this.  People are allowed to take vacations!

I have a suggestion for the FAQ, if someone is updating it: a pointer to the list of Contributor Agreeement signatories[1].  That might be of interest to people considering signing the OCA.  I don't know if it's "frequently asked" for, but it came up on this mailing list just today, as the second (as yet unanswered) question from Henri Gomez.

			... peter


Donald Smith wrote:
> Peter!!!
> 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 we put a small disclaimer on the links that it's out of date, but should 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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