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From Tom Jordahl <>
Subject RE: Unresponsiveness
Date Fri, 12 Apr 2002 14:48:00 GMT

I would also say that some of the reasons for the lack of responsiveness is the small number
of active committers Axis has seemed to be reduced to.  By my count, there are 5+ people who
are currently actively engaged in developing Axis.  There are many more committers on 'the
list', but some have drifted away, most are simply busy with other (work related) things.

Consider this a call for more people!  We obviously have a very large USER community, the
trick is expanding the developer community.

Tom Jordahl

-----Original Message-----
From: Russell Butek []
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: Unresponsiveness

You're quite right in chastising us.  We should be more responsive.

I think we're all pretty busy in one way or another.  For myself, handlers
aren't my forte, so I was hoping someone else would respond to your notes
(that's not an excuse, just a reason).  The fellow that I was hoping WOULD
respond is in a weeklong session of meetings, so he's been rather
incommunicado.  If you haven't heard from any of us by the middle of next
week, please feel free to slap us again.

Russell Butek

"Fernandez Martinez, Alejandro" <> on
04/12/2002 04:09:55 AM

Please respond to

To:    "Axis dev (E-mail)" <>
cc:    "Serna Serna, Oscar" <>
Subject:    Unresponsiveness

Hi folks!

I have submitted a couple of questions and a couple of classes, and never
heard back. Have I got something wrong?

Perhaps the questions should go to the user list, perhaps the classes are
not needed, perhaps you are all working afterhours to get a 1.0 release
out, or perhaps the whole matter is not interesting in the least. But a
short one-liner to say it aloud doesn't take very long.

I thought that open-source was about scratching your itch, which is what we
did here.

I've only been subscribed to Jakarta mailing lists before, and the people
over there are usually quite responsive on any topic, however off-topic it
may seem. Even to send you to
if necessary. For the short time (<1 month) that I've been subscribed here,
that's not the case here: many questions go unanswered.

I thought that in Apache-land communities are valued over code. And this
seems a poor way to build a community around Axis -- which could otherwise
evolve to be a fine product.

Un saludo,

Alex Fernández.

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