[GE users] question regarding "Changes for a Bright Future at Oracle"

templedf daniel.templeton at oracle.com
Sun Jan 2 00:53:15 GMT 2011

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The Open Grid Scheduler project (and Son of Grid Engine project) is a 
separately owned and maintained source base from the Oracle Grid Engine 
product.  We will support them as much as we can, but Oracle has fairly 
strict boundaries on interactions with third parties, such as open 
source projects.  The top of the list of things that we cannot do is 
donate or borrow any source code.  Enhancements made in u6 and u7 were 
made to the Grid Engine product and hence cannot be donated to any open 
source project.  Similarly, none of the work that the supporters of the 
open source projects are doing can be incorporated into the Grid Engine 
product.  What we can do is share things that aren't source code, such 
as all of the project artifacts we have received from CollabNet.  We can 
also collaborate with the open source projects to make sure that 
transitioning between them and the product is an painless as possible.  
Where laws permit (e.g. in California), individuals are also allowed to 
participate in the open source projects on their own time.


On 1/1/11 9:18 AM, cjf001 wrote:
> Ron, Daniel, Rayson -
> Happy New Year everyone ! I hope that this year brings health
> and happiness to all those using Grid Engine ! :)
> So, I'm trying to get my head around where we're at right now,
> in preparation for a "Cluster Support" meeting on Tuesday. It
> appears that Oracle will be sponsoring the "Open Grid
> Scheduler project", but I'm trying to figure out exactly
> what that means (I realize that perhaps no one actually
> knows yet, but I'll ask anyway....).
> So, here's my basic question (I apologize in advance if this
> was answered in the flurry of emails the past few weeks, but
> I don't think it was) -
> What subset of changes that were made between 6.2u5 and
> 6.2u6 will be made available to the OGS project by Oracle ?
> Now that 6.2.u7 has been announced, I guess the same question
> could be asked about that release, too.
> In other words, will the user community have to "reverse-engineer"
> all the changes made by Oracle to get them included into the OGS
> project, or will Oracle be supplying the code for them ?
> I could go on and on with questions / comments about building,
> mailing lists, other "competing" projects, bugs, features, docs,
> etc..... (!) -- but I won't, because I think the answer to
> this (rather simple) question will help many of us decide
> what our future with Grid Engine will be.
> If you cannot answer this question now, can you tell us if you
> will be able to answer this question on the Roadmap webcast on
> Jan 13th ?
>      Thanks !
>        John
> ron wrote:
>> Thanks Daniel. A few changes with the Open Grid Scheduler project:
>> - as mentioned by Rayson, he is assigned as the project owner.
>> - the "developers"&   "users" lists were created on sourceforge.
>> I will be busy for the next month or two, so Rayson will be in charge of creating the OGS 6.2u5 patch 1 release.
>>    -Ron
>> P.S. Sorry for being quiet for the past few months, and happy new year!!!
>> --- On Fri, 12/24/10, templedf<daniel.templeton at oracle.com>   wrote:
>>> o The Open Grid Scheduler project
>>> [http://sourceforge.net/projects/gridscheduler/] will be
>>> continuing on
>>> the tradition of the Grid Engine open source project.
>>> While the Open
>>> Grid Scheduler project will remain independent of the
>>> Oracle Grid Engine
>>> product, the project will have the support of the Oracle
>>> team, including
>>> making available artifacts from the original Grid Engine
>>> open source
>>> project.
>>> Oracle is committed to enhancing Oracle Grid Engine as a
>>> commercial
>>> product and has an exciting road map planned.  In
>>> addition to developing
>>> new features and functionality to continue to improve the
>>> customer
>>> experience, we also plan to release game-changing
>>> integrations with
>>> several other Oracle products, including Oracle Enterprise
>>> Manager and
>>> Oracle Coherence.  Also, as Oracle's cloud strategy
>>> unfolds, we expect
>>> that the Oracle Grid Engine product's role in the overall
>>> strategy will
>>> continue to grow.  To discuss our general plans for
>>> the product, we
>>> would like to invite you to join us for a live webcast on
>>> Oracle Grid
>>> Engine?s new road map. Go here to register:
>>> [http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/24655]
>>> Next Steps:
>>> o Visit Oracle Technology Network Oracle Grid Engine center
>>> [http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/grid-engine-166852.html?ssSourceSiteId=ocomen]
>>> to post questions or regarding open source related issues
>>> o Contact Oracle if you wish to learn more about Oracle
>>> Grid Engine
>>> http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/contact/global-070511.html
>>> o Join us for a live webcast on Oracle Grid Engine?s
>>> roadmap
>>> [http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/24655]
>>> Thank you to everyone in the community for their support
>>> over the last
>>> decade and their continued support going forward!
>>> Daniel
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