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From Jim Waldo <Jim.Wa...@sun.com>
Subject Re: What's up with River?
Date Thu, 04 Sep 2008 11:38:49 GMT
Sun absolutely does permit (indeed, encourages) its engineers to work  
on open source, both as part of their job and on their own.

I can understand why Bob is stepping back, and Mark is absolutely  
right to tell everyone that his group has moved to other things. But  
that doesn't mean that all of the Sun committers are going away. In  
particular, I will be watching the community, and contributing where I  
can. It isn't my job (I'm now working on a different open source  
project, http://projectdarkstar.com ; if any of you are interested  
come on over), but on my own time I will still be associated with  
River (and Jini).

Jim Waldo

On Sep 4, 2008, at 1:36 AM, Jeff Ramsdale wrote:

> To become a committer at the Eclipse Foundation the employer of the
> nominee must sign a form indicating the position is the committer's
> own and by their merit rather than through their role in the company.
> If the developer leaves the company's employ he/she continues to
> maintain their committership at Eclipse. Even if the work is not being
> done on behalf of said company this form is required, in order to
> ensure there are no IP concerns with the code. This serves to support
> continuity in the various communities surrounding Eclipse projects.
> It is Sun's prerogative to pursue its other interests and I don't
> begrudge it that, but in the absence of a form at the Apache
> Foundation like that at Eclipse, I would hope Sun could and would
> allow its developers to participate in the Jini/River community on
> their own time should they choose to do so. I would be interested in a
> public statement from Sun indicating their position with regard to
> this issue. Following that, I'd be interested in hearing from any Sun
> employees concerning their own wishes and intents.
> -jeff
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 5:47 PM, Holger Hoffstätte  
> <holger@wizards.de> wrote:
>> Dennis Reedy wrote:
>>> On Sep 3, 2008, at 516PM, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
>>>> incubation projects are run on the apache model: committers are
>>>> elected. provided people are interested in river and want to help  
>>>> take
>>>> the code forward, there shouldn't be any problem. what's needed is
>>>> people with energy and interest to jump in...
>>> I am ready and willing to jump in, I am sure there are others as  
>>> well.
>> Not that I have any votes to spare, but +1 anyway. :)
>> If anybody is qualified to move this thing forward it would be  
>> Dennis.
>> Holger

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