Oracle Contributor Agreement FAQ?

Donald Smith donald.smith at
Thu Jul 14 21:15:53 UTC 2011

Now you're just trying to rub salt in my clown-nosed wounds :).  That is 
the list that I thought I saw in Henri's email - this is not current and 
will not be kept current, per the thread, for regional privacy reasons.

  - Don

On 14/07/2011 5:09 PM, Peter B. Kessler wrote:
> 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
> [1]
> 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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