I just left the keynote hall at JavaOne 2007, where Rich Green announced the full launch of the OpenJDK Community.
Three quick highlights:
- As promised last November, the fully-buildable code is now available.
- We have an Interim Governance Board charged with writing an open, meritocratic Constitution for the Community.
- We’re on new infrastructure (openjdk.java.net) that’s much more responsive and ﬂexible.
The OpenJDK code available today isn’t entirely free because Sun doesn’t have the rights required to relicense some third-party code that’s been in the source tree for many years. We hope to work with others in the Community to replace these encumbered modules with free alternatives in the near future.