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When the JDK was released under the GPLv2 license in May 2007, the need for a detailed document for contributors was anticipated. Translating rather sophisticated institutional knowledge into a format suitable for non-Oracle employees is always a challenge. This document attempts to address the needs of developers who wish to participate in the future of the JDK.

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Release Notes

Revision Date Description
0.02 2012-11-06 Quick pass to remove the obviously incorrect, validate HTML
0.01 2008-02-14 Initial revision containing the "Repositories", "Change Planning and Guidelines: Fixing a Bug", and "Producing a Changeset" sections.
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