OpenJDK Bug Tracking Project

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Wed Mar 16 13:19:57 PDT 2011

On Mar 16, 2011, at 12:14 PM, Phil Race wrote:

> On 3/16/2011 11:45 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> 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.
> I completely understand what you mean. Its just that its not the overriding factor.
> I don't see any necessary connection between being an open source project and
> using an open source tool chain.
> And it doesn't matter whether the software is free or not. The administration of
> it will doubtless not be "free" in any sense.
> The one that's used now isn't a problem because its not open source. Its a problem
> because its not accessible.
> -phil

I kind of agree with Phil here. Openly accessible is the critical issue here.
I'm concerned that if we limit ourselves to just open source bug tracking tools, we have
narrowed down the selections a bit too much.
I don't really care which one gets picked myself, I just want it done.

I also don't believe in the Tooth Fairy, and am not expecting all these great features
to be available on day 1, no matter which tool is picked, all this will take some time.
I'm after the "openly accessible" part, and as soon as possible.

Although I have to confess that years ago I tried to get my children to believe in the
ToeNail Fairy, unfortunately they knew me too well and I failed. :^(



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