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15 February 2011, 13:11

Now Hudson moves to GitHub

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The dispute between Oracle and the Hudson community over the continuous integration software Hudson, which led to the creation of Jenkins, a renamed version, has taken an ironic turn.The arguments started over where Hudson's code and other developer resources would be hosted.

Oracle had insisted, having ownership of the Hudson trademark, on the code being on its project Kenai-based service. But after problems with a mishandled migration of the project, much of the community backed a plan that would have moved it to the GitHub repository. Oracle objected to this and the community's response to Oracle was a vote to rename Hudson as Jenkins to avoid the trademark issue and taking control of Jenkins hosting.

But now the remaining developers on the original Hudson project, which include Oracle and Maven specialists Sonatype, have voted to move the Hudson project to GitHub. The new repository, is now open, along with a Sonatype repository making the work that Sonatype has been doing, integrating JSR330 and Hudson, public.

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