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Last updated March 15, 2015 11:53, by neomatrix369


As of Java 7, OpenJDK is the Reference Implementation (RI) for Java. In essence, the OpenJDK is the Java we use every day! With legal and technical barriers become smaller every day, it is now more possible than ever to get involved in the language and VM that we all love.

Also, see Goals and Benefits

Who's Adopting OpenJDK?

Many individuals, JUGs and organisations, see Who Is Adopting OpenJDK

Getting Started

You can participate in the programme via:

  1. Visiting the Adoption Group Page
  2. Joining the adoption-discuss mailing list
  3. Joining us on the IRC: #adoptopenjdk channel on
  4. Follow us on Twitter: @adoptopenjdk (Also follow the #adoptopenjdk hash tag)
  5. Read the weekly (News)paper: (subscribe)
  6. Join the Google+ Community
  7. Peruse and join our Adopt OpenJDK GitHub Projects
  8. Peruse and join our Adopt OpenJDK Bitbucket Projects
  9. See our / affiliate projects building nightly Cloudbees Jenkins CI Server
  10. Go over the Getting Started Kit and Intermediate & Advance experiences document - ideal resource to refer to before attending hackdays and hands-on events. Also a good one-stop point for materials for organisers of such events.
  11. NOTE: For some contributions you need to sign an Oracle Contributor Agreement. See Legal Steps

NOTE: See Adopt OpenJDK Etiquette for our community rules


Future Events (as of the 2nd of November 2013)

What do we work on for OpenJDK?

We have several exciting projects on the go including but not limited to:

There are Plenty of other projects, see What to work on for OpenJDK

Leading an Adopt OpenJDK effort

See Leading an Adopt OpenJDK effort

Talks and Presentations

See Talks and Presentations

Projects and Code

We have lots of hands on coding projects, see our repositories at:

Email the Adopt OpenJDK group to sign-up to a project and/or an event.

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