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Re: [adoptium-pmc] Moving AdoptOpenJDK resources into Adoptium


On Tue, Feb 16, 2021, at 21:18, Tim Ellison wrote:

> I think 9 weeks to achieve a full transfer is … optimistic, so I expect
> the April release binaries will likely only be hosted at
>, having been built using EF code/resources that have
> moved.  If we get further, great!

I agree. But even if we made it in time, it would be foolish not to make a normal release at AdoptOpenJDK in March and April. We have to take our community and our users with us. I'm sure most of the users don't know that we're about to become Adoptium and that they're going to use Eclipse Temurin instead of AdoptOpenJDK, soon. We need to prepare them and give them time to change their processes. 

We also need a transition plan for the user-facing changes ASAP (better last month). Every time someone has to change an URL, it's a moment when it's cheap for them to change vendors. Whether we like it or not, our most important products aren't the GitHub repositories, but the resulting binaries and tooling support, which isn't in our hand at all. CI providers and tools like SDKMAN! or IntelliJ have to adapt, too. Alone for that we need a transition period where binaries are available from AdoptOpenJDK and Adoptium simultaneously. And we need to work with all those vendors to make the switch as seamless as possible.

Therefore, the absolute minimum would be to release in March and April at AdoptOpenJDK, then immediately re-release both at Adoptium under the new regime. Ideally, we release at both places in July, too. This gives people around 6 months to adjust. More would be great, but might not be possible due to our new constraints.
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> Thoughts?

Please revise the repository names again if those are supposed to be the final version. Having a repository like "blog" in the Adoptium org is going to cause trouble when someone needs to fork it and already has a repository with the same name in their account.  A prefix like "adoptium-" might be ugly, but helps to avoid those problems.

We also need public communication ASAP what the new rules are going to be at Adoptium, what can come with us, and what we have to leave behind. If all goes according to plan, we can start next week with the development of our new website. But we cannot build it if we don't know whether we can integrate upstream builds, Dragonwell, IcedTea-Web, or JMC.


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