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From Jeff Genender <jgenen...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Are proprietary TCK's compatible with open standards?
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2007 23:16:35 GMT


Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> 
> On Jul 4, 2007, at 7:46 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> 
>> We need to find a way forward, a way that breaks the JCP loose from
>> the "corrupting"[1] influences that so evidently drive it today.  So
>> in the spirit of brainstorming, I'm forwarding on to this mailing list
>> a notion expressed by Dalibor Topic[2]:
>>
>>     "Proprietary software should not be allowed to be tied in as a
>>     fundamental part of an open standard in any form."
>>
>>     "It doesn't matter if such software comes from IBM, Sun, Oracle,
>>     BEA, Red Hat, Google, Nokia, or someone else. It doesn't really
>>     matter what the restrictions are, either."
>>
>>     "If the TCK is proprietary, a JSR needs to be voted down, until it
>>     is resubmitted with that bug fixed."
> 
> I'm interested in how Dalibor is going to resolve the situation he's in
> as a member Sun's hand-picked OpenJDK Governance Board.
> 
> Will the open OpenJDK community not be allowed to use the JCK?
> 
> (good luck, my fiend...)

My "fiend"? ;-)

> 
> :)
> 
> geir

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