You may have already heard about Gordon Brown’s apology to Alan Turing (see my previous blog). I felt these empty words were worth little, and so posted a follow-up petition asking for Turing and others like him to be formally pardoned; they are still criminals in the eyes of the law in the UK. This was accepted today. If you are a British citizen and agree that Alan Turing and the thousands of others like him who were persecuted under the same law should no longer be viewed as a criminal, then please sign the petition.


If you came here looking for news on OpenJDK, then I’ll shortly be providing an update on NSS support in IcedTea. Stay tuned.