Darryl finds the core of the issue, as usual. (What took you so long, my friend? :)
I think this is one of the downsides of Sun's "Feudal" open-source model. All project models have strengths and weaknesses - I think that Sun's strengths are that they have many really smart people who really mean well, and they are also willing to just pump cash into something a la Microsoft (e.g. Netbeans) - but when the business plan needs projects to be a "walled garden" (e.g. OpenJDK) with statutory control designed or intended, things will get rough at the intercept with the natural ebb and flow of contributors.