What is the process ?

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Tue Dec 20 19:36:14 UTC 2016

Sometimes the keepers of the OCA first send you a question about what 
has been sent in.
I recall at least one instance when the applicant over-looked that email.
You may want to check your email from around that time.
Meanwhile I can forward this internally to see if that was the case, or 
something else ..


On 12/20/2016 11:32 AM, Ali Ebrahimi wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> I signed Oracle Contributor Agreement form since April and I'm still
> waiting to feedback!
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 7:27 PM, Kevin Rushforth <kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
>> wrote:
>> Hi Rony,
>> See the "How to contribute" page [1] on the OpenJDK site. The first step
>> is to sign the Oracle Contribute Agreement (OCA) [2]. All code that you
>> contribute must be your own work and free of IP encumbrances. It becomes
>> joint property of Oracle, with you retaining your copyright. Code that is
>> eventually checked into the OpenJFX project is done so under the GPL v2
>> license with the "Classpath" exception [3]. Oracle may also choose to
>> license it under other terms (e.g., when producing the Oracle JDK).
>> To contribute a bug fix, you would indicate your interest in contributing
>> a patch to a bug, and then work with a Committer in the Project to sponsor
>> your fix.
>> The process for getting an enhancement in is a bit more involved, and
>> requires additional approval since we want to carefully control the API.
>> You can start by filing an RFE at bugs.java.com [4]. You should also
>> become familiar with the Java Enhancement Proposal (JEP) [5][6] process,
>> since any significant new features require a JEP. We require comprehensive
>> tests as part of any new feature. It is strongly recommended to discuss
>> your idea on this list first to get some feedback as to whether it is a
>> feature / API we would consider accepting before you go off and spend much
>> time prototyping your ideas.
>> Let me know if there are any questions on any of this.
>> -- Kevin

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