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Daily Dose - Oracle Threatened Hudson Creator With the Lawyer Stick

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As the Hudson community chooses sides today with a vote for or against renaming the project and moving development away from Oracle, the creator of Hudson, Kohsuke Kawaguchi made " One last plea" in the Oracle divorce drama:

"When the representative of Oracle says it to my face that I should just go find something else to work on, or that I need to immediately stop making [infrastructure] changes or the next email I will receive will be from their lawyers, or when you hear him describe me as a hurdle to the community, I think writing on the wall is pretty clear to me.

As such, regardless of the outcome of the vote, I find it very unlikely that I can continue to contribute to the Hudson project, and thus I will move on on Jenkins."

This was a surprisingly candid statement from the star Sun developer who left Oracle quietly with no complaints last year.  JBoss Founder Marc Fleury also responded to Oracle's last year of relations with the open source community, saying that there has been a crackdown on their open source projects inherited from Sun: "It seems Oracle has declared open season on Open Source java," Fleury said.  As a response, Fleury believes that "a lot of the OSS community is flipping the bird to Oracle."  We'll have to wait and see who the majority of Hudson devs side with.  In a few days, we may see third party contributions to Oracle's "Hudson" dry up while contributions to "Jenkins" flourish.

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