All Kenai Project Leaders received a message from Oracle trying to explain a possible misunderstanding about the message they transmitted before. From my understanding there is no misunderstanding, but a change of plans due to the community reaction. Take a look at the open letter below:


In an effort to get information out to the Kenai community quickly, while trying to manage the integration of our two companies, I think we did a poor job at communicating our plans for to you. I would like to remedy that now. Our strategy is simple. We don’t believe it makes sense to continue investing in multiple hosted development sites that are basically doing the same thing. Our plan is to shut down and focus our efforts on as the hosted development community. We are in the process of migrating to the kenai technology. This means that any project currently hosted on will be able to continue as you are on We are still working out the technical details, but the goal is to make this migration as seamless as possible for the current projects. So in the meantime I suggest that you stay put on and let us work through the details and get back to you later this month.

Thanks for your feedback and patience.

Ted Farrell
Oracle Corporation

That’s pretty good! It is the first signal that Oracle is willing to listen to the community. I’m happy with that because it was a constructive decision, good for both sides. However, a question remains: Will current projects migrate to Kenai infrastructure or will Kenai projects migrate to infrastructure? I’m asking that because the Kenai infrastructure is far better. A migration to infrastructure is actually a downgrade.

It seems we have to wait until the end of February to finally get an answer. I can’t wait for that!