Ubuntu 11.10 VM including OpenJDK Build Image

Wade Chandler hwadechandler-openjdk at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 24 14:06:57 UTC 2012

On 02/23/2012 09:52 PM, Frans Thamura wrote:
> Sound discussion betwweem wade and andrew are cool.
> Why dont both of u become comitee in community way.
> We decide what will we do. Rather wait oracle.
Oracle is a big sponsor here if not "the" sponsor along with other large 
companies. Certainly they maintain the licensing for Java, and OpenJDK 
is their project. I think all you can do is discuss things, see where 
they go, be grateful for all this free stuff, and make decisions for 
yourself. It is what it is.

"The OpenJDK Lead is an OpenJDK Member, appointed by Oracle, who directs 
the major efforts of the Community, which are new implementations of the 
Java SE Platform known as JDK Release Projects 
<http://openjdk.java.net/bylaws#jdk-release-projects>. The OpenJDK Lead 
is responsible for the openness and transparency of the development 
process used in those Projects and can also settle certain kinds of 
procedural disputes. The OpenJDK Lead sits on the Governing Board 

"The Governing Board manages the structure and operation of the OpenJDK 

The Governing Board consists of five Contributors 

  * The Chair, appointed by Oracle;
  * The Vice-Chair, appointed by IBM;
  * The OpenJDK Lead <http://openjdk.java.net/bylaws#openjdk-lead>,
    appointed by Oracle; and
  * Two At-Large Members
    <http://openjdk.java.net/bylaws#at-large-members>, nominated and
    elected as described below."

So there are things which have to happen here. If you want to steer the 
ship versus give opinion or just contribute to the structures in place 
you have to roll your own which it seems many are doing. I think that is 
about it. Same way with NetBeans which I am a contributor. There are 
structures in place, I give an opinion, commit some code, try my best, 
but at the end of the day I'm not paying for their servers and 
distribution. Right is right.

Doesn't hurt to have an opinion though or work for change :-D



Wade Chandler

Software Engineer and Consultant
NetBeans Contributor
NetBeans Dream Team Member


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