OpenJDK @ FOSDEM 2007

I’m just off the plane back from the FOSDEM 2007 conference in Brussels, where I participated in the GNU Classpath+OpenJDK DevJam organized by Mark Wielaard. This was a great opportunity to meet more members of the Free Java community and really begin talking about how we can work together on the OpenJDK project.

To start the OpenJDK session I presented an overview (slides here) of Sun’s goals and plans for the project, discussed the relationship between the JCP and OpenJDK, explained a bit about Sun’s current JDK engineering processes (and how they’re best served by a distributed source-code management system rather than a centralized one), and finally finished up with some thoughts and questions about bug-tracking systems and governance models. My colleagues Igor Nekrestyanov (2D), Peter Kessler (HotSpot VM), Peter von der Ahé (Java compiler), and David Herron (Quality) then spoke briefly about their respective areas.

It was a fun session—more of a 3½-hour conversation, really—and we received lots of useful feedback. Thanks, guys!

Comments:

Hey Mark, nice set of slides and pretty excited by the thought that's going into all of this. If you ever need some more perspectives from GNOME, I'd be happy to help. And I'm sure I can hook you up with Jeff Waugh for some Ubuntu community perspectives as another organic community case study.

Posted by Glynn Foster on February 26, 2007 at 06:33 PM PST #

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