Project proposal: JDK 8

Mark Wielaard mark at
Thu Jun 9 14:27:37 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 15:41 +0200, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-05-23 at 09:52 -0700, mark.reinhold at wrote:
> > Per the interim governance guidelines for Projects [1] I hereby propose
> > the creation of a new Project, JDK 8.  The primary goal of this Project
> > will be to produce an open-source reference implementation of the Java
> > SE 8 Platform, to be defined by JSR 337 [2].
> >
> > [1]
> > [2]
> Heay, this is really good news. I was so disappointed that JSR 336
> didn't have an open source reference implementation [1]. It is great to
> see the intention of actually creating one for Java SE 8 now. But note
> that the current JSR 337 legal notice (section 2.18) still says the
> reference implementation will be under the same horribly community
> unfriendly terms as JSR 336. Seeing you are actually that spec lead,
> please update that section to proudly proclaim this time the reference
> implementation will actually be under the GPL!

Do I understand correctly that I am getting my wish, not just for JDK 8,
but also for JDK 7?

"In line with our strategy towards a more open Java ecosystem, we are
going to provide a Reference Implementation that is based entirely on
the OpenJDK open source code and make it available under the GPL open
source license."

That is awesome!



> [1]

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