After making a valiant attempt to negotiate an amicable outcome with Oracle, the Hudson community may well decide to rename itself Jenkins, move off Oracle infrastructure and build open governance underwritten by the Software Conservancy. Naturally Oracle will still be able to participate and co-develop the code it’s using for java.net within the Jenkins community (they are even invited onto the leadership team) but the one thing open source communities cannot and should not tolerate is a participant that regards itself as worthy of extra rights that are beyond question.
I hope to be delivering a keynote at the LATA Open Technology Conference next Tuesday in Riga, Latvia. In english.
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