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One last plea for Hudson/Jenkins vote

January 26th, 2011

As Andrew posted, the vote for Jenkins is open now. You need to be a member of the users or the dev list to be eligible, and the detailed instruction can be found here. I thought I’d take the opportunity to make one last plea to the community.

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. I can’t control what others do, but I can at least decide what I personally do. While days leading up has been rather hard on me emotionally, now that I made up my mind, I actually feel good (besides, it’s such a nice day in San Jose today.) I’m confident that many key core and plugin contributors (who has made Hudson what it is today) will join me, and I hope users will follow us too (which is the other part of what made Hudson what it is today.)

What I’d like to ask the broader Hudson community is to have your voice heard and give us your support by voting. That you want to be with us. It lets us maintain the continuity of the project, it gives us legitimacy, and it sends a singal to the unaware silent majority which way they should follow. It’s the best way to maintain our community.

So please let your voice heard, and help us spread the word. For one last time.

hudson ,

  1. Ulises
    January 28th, 2011 at 05:32 | #1

    Go ahead Kohsuke

  2. January 28th, 2011 at 05:49 | #2

    You’ve got my vote, long live Jenkins!

  3. Oliver
    January 28th, 2011 at 05:59 | #3

    Not on the mailing list but long time follower. You got my vote.

  4. Esteban
    January 28th, 2011 at 06:03 | #4

    Move to Jenkins now. Thanks

  5. Sakuraba
    January 28th, 2011 at 06:04 | #5

    I would switch from Hudson to Jenkins even if it kills me.

    We ride together, we die together.

  6. January 28th, 2011 at 06:06 | #6

    thank you for your courage, we are confident that in the end you will win and the community too

  7. Ryan de Laplante
    January 28th, 2011 at 06:12 | #7

    You DO NOT have my support in moving, forking, or renaming Hudson. I think this is a politically motivated emotional/anti-Oracle decision.

  8. K’
    January 28th, 2011 at 06:16 | #8

    Thanks for a great product, for me the best CI server. I think move to Jenkins as soon as available it.

  9. juanc
    January 28th, 2011 at 06:42 | #9

    Thanks for your work. Long live Jenkins!

  10. Aleks
    January 28th, 2011 at 06:53 | #10

    Thanks Kohsuke, and congratulations to Oracle for owning a name! They may tattoo it on them if they like.

  11. Chuck
    January 28th, 2011 at 06:53 | #11

    My company recently decided we had enough with Oracle’s “practices” and converted all our databases from Oracle to Postgres. We couldn’t be happier. We are also major fans of Hudson and will gladly switch to Jenkins.

    IMO, Oracle is the worst thing to ever happen to the open source community. I very much worry about Java’s future under their direction.

  12. Javier A.
    January 28th, 2011 at 06:53 | #12

    we are using since 2008 and Hudson rocks!

    but if you move to Jenkins I have no dubts: Jenkin will be our next CI.

    Come on Kohsuke! You are not running alone! and thanks for your work

  13. Javier O.
    January 28th, 2011 at 07:15 | #13

    Congratulations for your good job with Hudson. Hudson is a wonderfull tool for developers. Now go ahead with Jenkins than is the next step. Greetings fron Colombia!!!!

  14. Victor Dario Martinez
    January 28th, 2011 at 08:41 | #14

    Greetings from Argentina! Thanks for your good job with Hudson, is a wonderful tool for developers. Now go ahead with Jenkins than is the next step. strength! mood!

  15. nidget
    January 28th, 2011 at 08:45 | #15

    ‘Edison’? Oh sorry, you said ‘Hudson’? Yes maybe… it tells me something but I don’t really remember what it is… … … Yes! Now I know! It’s a character in one of the Pixar movies!

  16. Preben A
    January 28th, 2011 at 08:55 | #16

    We are dependent on Hudson i our every day work and will follow you wherever the creators go.
    In my opinion moving to Jenkin is the only viable solution.
    Oracle is not able to move innovation and engage in community work.

  17. Eric
    January 28th, 2011 at 09:09 | #17

    I hope that Oracle’s behavior regarding you is not a sign for what we Java developers will have to suffer from Oracle regarding Java…

    Anyway, Hudson, Jenkins, Larry… these are just names. It’s the software that rocks! Go Kohsuke!

  18. Amit Kumar
    January 28th, 2011 at 09:11 | #18

    Congratulations for your good job with Hudson. Hudson is a wonderfull tool; go ahead my vote is with you.


  19. January 28th, 2011 at 09:30 | #19

    Thanks for you job and go ahead!! UP Kohsuke!

  20. January 28th, 2011 at 10:12 | #20

    Once upon a time, there was a well-known open source CMS project named Mambo where the commercial trademark owner wanted to regain control. What happened is that the core development team left. Today everybody has forgotten Mambo and use Joomla instead. I think that the transition from Hudson to Jenkins will follow the same path and Oracle will quickly see that they “control” an empty shell.

  21. David
    January 28th, 2011 at 10:21 | #21

    Hudson is dead. Long live Jenkins!!!!

  22. alfredo arias
    January 28th, 2011 at 10:52 | #22

    Thanks for your great work and effort, I think that you go ahead with Jenkins!!, this message is from Cochabamba – Bolivia…

  23. January 28th, 2011 at 10:58 | #23

    Congratulations, It was high time that someone takes the bull by the horns and demonstrate to Oracle guys that they are harming seriously the open-source community. Thanks Kohsuke for your courage.

  24. January 28th, 2011 at 11:10 | #24

    I have been working with Hudson for a long time and this is one of the best project, good tool for developers, Go ahead with Jenkins, this will be the next tool That I am going to use, beleive me. Greetins from Mexico.

  25. Bill
    January 28th, 2011 at 11:18 | #25

    Jenkins is the future, good riddance to all else. Thanks for hanging in there Kohsuke

  26. ks
    January 28th, 2011 at 11:27 | #26

    Jenkins? Isn’t Hudson named after the butler from a 1970’s British TV series? Why not just go with Hudson’s first name – Angus.

  27. January 28th, 2011 at 12:19 | #27

    Jenkins Rocks!!!!

  28. tmsanchez
    January 28th, 2011 at 13:40 | #28

    Sigue adelante!
    Go ahead!

  29. Juan Manuel
    January 28th, 2011 at 14:04 | #29

    Kohsuke. Thanks for Hudson and go Jenkins !!!!!

  30. @dannyGeek
    January 28th, 2011 at 14:06 | #30

    Thanks for a great product!!! work and effort.

  31. January 28th, 2011 at 14:14 | #31

    Get up and fight for what you want!

    Use your talent!

  32. Adolfo
    January 28th, 2011 at 14:21 | #32

    Thanks for all.

  33. Oswaldo
    January 28th, 2011 at 14:32 | #33

    You’ve got my vote! long Live for Jenkins :D

  34. inger
    January 28th, 2011 at 15:08 | #34

    ks :
    Jenkins? Isn’t Hudson named after the butler from a 1970’s British TV series?.

    Long live Angus! +1

  35. Nigel stirzaker
    January 28th, 2011 at 15:10 | #35

    corporates especially big one like oracle, see a name as a brand and therefore a valuable asset. OS communities don’t, they see the community as the asset. surely the whole point of open source is democratic ownership. oracle are really chuffed as they think they got the most valuable asset. they haven’t. long live Jenkins

  36. janin
    January 28th, 2011 at 15:30 | #36

    How long before Oracle buys CloudBees ?

  37. agray
    January 28th, 2011 at 16:13 | #37

    Hudson is dead. Long live Jenkins!

  38. franpas
    January 28th, 2011 at 16:15 | #38

    Thank you so much for Hudson, but now Jenkins is the present and the future.

  39. Juan Zavala
    January 28th, 2011 at 19:21 | #39

    long live Jenkins!

  40. Jahid Shohel
    January 28th, 2011 at 19:46 | #40

    +1 from me, count me in

  41. Iván
    January 28th, 2011 at 21:57 | #41

    inger :

    ks :
    Jenkins? Isn’t Hudson named after the butler from a 1970’s British TV series?.

    Long live Angus! +1

    Apunes aboye right +1

  42. Raul
    January 29th, 2011 at 00:55 | #42

    Hudson is dead, long live to Jenkins.

  43. janux
    January 29th, 2011 at 02:11 | #43

    I liked hudson a lot and you had the vision.

    Long live Jenkins!

  44. January 29th, 2011 at 09:34 | #44

    Hey Kohsuke don´t worry, we love Hudson but it’s time to start to use Jenkins :D

  45. January 29th, 2011 at 09:50 | #45

    Though I haven’y used Hudson till now but my next project is going to be based around Hudson.


  46. mrmx
    January 29th, 2011 at 12:50 | #46

    Hudson is dead, long live to Jenkins!!!

    Keep it up!!!!

    And a big thanks!!!

  47. napilioni
    January 29th, 2011 at 14:16 | #47

    Go ahead. Jenkins we are waiting.

  48. Satori Singularity
    January 29th, 2011 at 18:43 | #48

    Oracle will screw you with the name, just look at their track record:


    Better to move now, the longer you wait, the harder it will get. Word spreads pretty quickly about a new name. Cameron (Cameron Purdy | Oracle Coherence), you seem like a nice guy and I’m sure you are, but Ted, reminding the community that Oracle owns the trademark, is about the most offensive thing he could do. You, Ted, and the rest of the Oracle crew, no matter how good you are in your heart, will always get screwed by people above you. I have personal experience with this while working at Oracle! If Oracle, wants to chip in and help out, I’m sure the community would be grateful, but we never want Oracle to have any control, as they continually abuse that control (see link above). Sun and Google were/are much better, but in the end, we want individuals like Kohsuke with more power, and of course the active community. http://www.infoq.com/news/2010/12/hudson-moves

    Cheers, gang, move strongly forward as others have done, you will be successful.

  49. Satori Singularity
    January 29th, 2011 at 18:49 | #49

    Sorry, I just have to put this back in, Cameron Purdy says:

    “Honestly, I don’t know what you are referring to. If you’re seeing ‘disrespect’ from Oracle employees toward members of the Java Developers Community, please let me know immediately by direct email (first name dot last name at oracle dot com).

    Cameron Purdy | Oracle Coherence

    Seriously, Cameron, how deep is your head in the sand?!? Here’s a simple list http://stronglytypedblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/oracle-1-year-review.html, and there is only one email that counts at oracle:

    lawrence dot ellison at oracle dot com

    But, I do believe you have a good heart Cameron…you are just a bit dazed and confused by your paycheck.

  50. Alan
    January 29th, 2011 at 23:24 | #50

    Oracle has proven itself to be the worst thing for any open source project it touches. I used to like Oracle and Oracle product–not anymore. The community formerly known as “Hudson”, now known as Jenkins, has my full support! Thank you for having the strength to keep a strong, vital, open and responsive project the same.

    @Sadeep don’t you mean your next project will be base on Jenkins!

    Long Live Jenkins!!!!!

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