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Subject Re: FW: Jakarta PMC Meeting Agenda / Info
Date Mon, 15 Jan 2001 08:02:36 GMT
Well, I think I have to clear few things up. 

I already announced ( probably not clearly enough ) my intention to give
up and spend my free time in better ways. This is a form of vote, BTW.

The only thing that keeps me subscribed to this list is the fact that I
 wanted to finish my work on tomcat3 - quite a few  people put a lot of
their time and effort into it, and I'll do whatever I can to make sure
their work is not lost. 

I don't think my presence to the PMC meeting can bring anything good - I
think most of the decisions have already been taken, and most of the
games done. It seems things have already been debated in  productive
closed-lists, and 1/2 of the judges are representing one side. I have a
lot of respect for the other 1/2, but their (lack of ) open attitude
during recent months is one of the main reasons for me wanting to get out
of this project as soon as possible. 

In any case, the only thing I can do is to make clear that I ( as still
a commiter on this project ) believe that tomcat 3.3 is to tomcat 3.2 what
3.2 is to 3.1 - a step forward and an evolution in the right direction. 

If you want to help - do the same, write to the list stating your opinion
( and don't answer to any flame ). Or write to any PMC member you like,
and please mention the reasons for not writing to the list. A +1 is enough
if you don't want to add more. 

I'm very happy with the way our evolution worked. The fact that so many
people contributed so much ( Gal, Sam, Larry, Nacho, Alex, Glen, Henri,
Dan - and everyone else ) is what makes tomcat 3.x a great
success. And again, tomcat 3.3 is not my baby - all I did was to clean up
and move code around trying to learn from Apache2.0 and others. The
original design is the main value, and almost all features have been
implemented by other people. 

I'm waiting for the moment they feel Catalina is completed and has
all the promised features and it's ready to be compared with Tomcat 3.


I'll try to call in, if a line is available - and I would love to meet
those of you in Bay Area, but I'm afraid my presence to the meeting will
give them a chance to turn things into a personal thing ( I'm the villain,
and as a consequence tc3.3 is bad ) -  and I don't want to distract
the attention from more important issues. BTW, 3.3 is the least important
issue in this meeting - the code exists and no meeting can change that.

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