Archive for February 2011

Announcing the IcedTea Buildbot

Over the last few weeks Xerxes and I have been experimenting with a buildbot setup which you can see at: It does various builds on ia32, x86_64 and arm buildslaves whenever a commit is pushed to icedtea6, icedtea7, icedtea-web or the testrepo. The slaves also test various alternative runtime setups (cacao, shark, zero). By […]

Freedom Box Project

The Debian Freedom Box Project has the cutest logo. I want one! There is now also the The FreedomBox Foundation. They are raising some money through their “Push the FreedomBox Foundation from 0 to 60 in 30 days” initiative. Does anybody have recommendations for which of the targeted plug devices to get?

OpenJDK governance Score Card

Simon Phipps made a handy dandy OpenJDK governance Score Card. Taking the proposed OpenJDK Community Bylaws draft proposal, and measuring it against the Open-By-Rule Benchmark. So you can quickly see how the current draft is doing against the ten benchmark rules (“open”, “meritocratic”, “oligarchy”, “license”, “copyright aggregation”, “trademark”, “roadmap”, “co-developers”, “forking” and “transparency”). Scoring goes […]

First thoughts on OpenJDK Community Bylaws

I am not really sure what to think about the proposed OpenJDK Community Bylaws. There are some very obvious issues in there: The governance board is responsible for sufficient infrastructure for the members, but doesn’t have any resources for that. There is a direct tie to the JCP and the platform JSRs, but those are […]

New GPG key

Finally created a new GPG key using gnupg. The old one was a DSA/1024 bits one and 8 years old. The new one is a RSA/2048 bits one. I will use the new one in the future to sign any release tarballs I might create. pub 2048R/57816A6A 2011-01-29 Key fingerprint = 47CC 0331 081B 8BC6 […]