[pypy-dev] Sun's Open JDK Challenge http://openjdk.java.net/challenge/

Carl Friedrich Bolz cfbolz at gmx.de
Wed Feb 20 22:19:33 CET 2008

Jacob Hallén wrote:
> onsdagen den 20 februari 2008 skrev Carl Friedrich Bolz:
>> Samuele Pedroni wrote:
>>> Carl Friedrich Bolz wrote:
>>>> I am not sure it is practical to put parts of PyPy under this agreement.
>>>> Which parts would that be? All of it (which would be hard, since we need
>>>> to find all contributors and have them sign it)? Only the new bits which
>>>> are rather useless by themselves?
>>> the rule as such makes most sense if the code is going into the Open JDK
>>> itself,
>>> I'm not sure how it would apply to stuff in another codebase that uses
>>> the Open JDK.
>> The problem is that all entries into the open JDK challenge have to be
>> put under the contributor agreement. I agree that it might not make
>> sense for PyPy since it is not going into the JDK. But that is what the
>> rules are. Maybe we should send a mail asking whether other models might
>> be possible.
>> Cheers,
>> Carl Friedrich
> No, this is not quite true. You need to sign the contributor agreement, but 
> that agreement only covers what goes into the Sun codebase. Wether they want 
> to support something that goes into another codebase is an open question.

Please read the challenge rules at:

Section 3 states:

B. The Entry, in its entirety, must be contributed under the terms of
the SCA.


Carl Friedrich

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