First non-Sun participant voted into OpenJDK Membership

Yesterday Jonathan Gibbons, in his role as Moderator of the Compiler Group, announced that Neal Gafter has been voted in as a Member of that Group.

Neal is, of course, well-known to many for his prior work on the javac compiler while at Sun, for his co-authorship of the Java Puzzlers book, and most recently for his proposal to add closures to the language.

Neal is not the first non-Sun Member of the OpenJDK Community—several now-former Sun employees beat him to it—but he is the first person from outside of Sun to be voted in to Membership.

Welcome (back), Neal!

Comments:

Thanks! Now I'm back to work on those pesky compiler bugs...

Posted by Neal Gafter on March 18, 2008 at 04:21 PM PDT #

welcome Near Gafter, Hope to see your closures implementation in Java.

Posted by lingfoxchong on March 19, 2008 at 04:02 PM PDT #

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