OpenJDK Bug Tracking Project

Dr Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Wed Mar 16 11:45:09 PDT 2011

On 16 March 2011 16:11, Phil Race <philip.race at> wrote:
> On 3/16/2011 8:57 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> You seem to have omitted the licensing of the bug system.  It should
>> be Free Software, in line with the rest of OpenJDK.
> This is over-ridden by a need to meet the real requirements. The licensing
> is not
> a real requirement. Its a preference. If some non-free software fits the
> needs better
> then so be it. And If Oracle is willing to foot the bill that's fine by me.
> -phil.

Nobody said anything about cost.  I'm talking about Free as in Freedom.

For me, this is the overridding factor.  If we're just going to
replace one proprietary bug database with another, we may as well just
stick with the one we already have.
Andrew :-)

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