I didn't have the time yet to review the new rules, so I don't comment on this now, but I consider the effort that you just explained very welcomed.
I also noticed that Oracle is hiring someone to bring relationships between community and the Steward back to a good neighbouroud state. While I find a bit sad that such a position must be filled again (despite we had good people in similar roles in the past) I think this is definitely a good step in the right direction.
I believe we can start building from this foundation, even if the doubts expressed by Andrews will need to be considered and addressed.
> I thought you weren't allowed to use the interim guidelines any more? > --
As several of us mentioned, the GB was opposed to indefinitely using old rules for new projects under the possibility of indefinite legal review stalls. But now that we have a definite schedule for ratification, we agree that living under old rules for a finite period for JDK8 makes sense, and is our response to the unhappiness expressed by some on this list.