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From Bruce Snyder <bruce.sny...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AMQP client library collaboration
Date Fri, 11 Jun 2010 17:08:03 GMT
On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 7:01 AM, Rajith Attapattu <rajith77@gmail.com> wrote:
> Frankly I am a bit baffled about the concerns raised here.
>
> Rob, Bruce, Rafi and a few individuals have expressed a desire to
> start an amqp protocol client project that is independent of any AMQP
> projects that already exist.
> The goal is to enable collaboration from anybody who is interested in
> AMQP and to avoid duplication of effort.
> To this end Bruce has extended an invitation to the developers in the
> Qpid/ActiveMQ communities to participate in this.
>
> **Also as Rob mentioned, it's upto the Qpid/ActiveMQ communities to
> use these client libs or not.** - However common sense suggests that
> we stand to be benefit if we use it, provided that it's designed
> properly which I am sure it will be.
>
> If we think pragmatically, there are many good reasons why such a
> project needs to be independent instead of being affiliated with an
> existing AMQP project.
>
> 1. All though Qpid, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ etc.. are open source projects,
> they all have their own identity, their own communities, different
> companies backing them etc.
>    If this proposed project goes under any of the existing projects
> then it is inevitable that people will feel that the chosen community
> will have more influence over the project than the others.
>    This is not a good thing !
>
> 2. If this project is independent, then we will likely get
> participation from a wider audience, not just folks from the above
> mentioned communities.
>
> 3. It is IMO absurd to require a RabbitMQ developer to earn karma in
> the Qpid/ActiveMQ project to contribute effectively to this project.

Rajith's points are excellent and speak to the spirit of this entire
idea. I encourage everyone to re-read them.

Bruce
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