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From "Remy Maucherat" <>
Subject Re: [Logging] [VOTE] Commons Logging 1.0 Release
Date Sat, 02 Feb 2002 00:25:18 GMT
> On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Peter Donald wrote:
> > Separate voting rights not commit rights. Only people who show
commitment to
> > a product should be able to have binding votes on it.
> _Using_ a commons component in another jakarta project is a huge
> commitment to that component. The rule is there to make people know
> that they can use a commons component without fear. The rule
> allows people that use a component to get more involved in it's
> development - including by vote and review of the code and vetoing
> change that are wrong.
> That's what makes commons successfull IMHO. Changing that will turn
> it into avalon - who may have nice code, but most people prefer
> to reimplement the code rather than using it.
> ( and don't tell me that it's the fault of the mean people who
> just want to reinvent the wheel. The fact that commons got where
> it is today proves that we can share code )

+1 for everything (including the past emails from Costin, but I'm not going
to quote everything).
Not very surprising since that's the same speech which convinced me one year
ago that the commons project was a good idea after all :)


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