CFV: New Project: JDK

Andrew Dinn adinn at
Tue Sep 26 15:30:45 UTC 2017

Vote: yes

> On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 3:45 PM,  <mark.reinhold at> wrote:
>> I hereby propose the creation of the JDK Project, with me as the Lead and
>> the Governing Board as the sponsoring Group.
>> The goal of this Project will be to produce open-source reference
>> implementations of the Java SE Platform, to be specified by JSRs in the
>> Java Community Process.  Unlike past JDK Release Projects, which produced
>> just one feature release and then terminated, this long-running Project
>> will produce all future JDK feature releases.  Per my recent proposal
>> [1][2] to accelerate the release cadence of the Java SE Platform and the
>> JDK, this Project will ship a feature release every six months according
>> to a strict, time-based model.
>> The Project's repositories will be initialized from those of the JDK 10
>> Project, and that Project will terminate.  Features for the release will
>> be proposed and tracked via the JEP Process [3], as usual.
>> The Authors, Committers, and Reviewers of this Project will initially be
>> those of the JDK 10 Project [4].  I expect the first items of discussion
>> amongst these contributors to include the schedule for the March 2018
>> release and the version-string scheme.
>> Votes are due by 17:00 UTC on Tuesday, 10 October [5].
>> Only current OpenJDK Members [6] are eligible to vote on this motion.
>> Votes must be cast in the open on the discuss list.  Replying to this
>> message is sufficient if your mail program honors the Reply-To header.
>> For Lazy Consensus voting instructions, see [7].
>> - Mark
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Andrew Dinn
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