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From "Scott Sanders" <ssand...@nextance.com>
Subject RE: [OT] Newcomers
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2002 03:30:43 GMT
+1.  Synergy is what it is all about.  Thanks Daniel.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Rall [mailto:dlr@finemaltcoding.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 6:17 PM
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: Re: [OT] Newcomers
> 
> 
> "Michael A. Smith" <mas@apache.org> writes:
> 
> > Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> > 
> > > What you seem to be saying is "Thanks - we'll take it 
> from here..." 
> > > and that should give anyone pause before donating or 
> using commons 
> > > software.
> > 
> > That's not really what Stephen is saying.  What he's saying is that 
> > those initial committers that came with the initial codebase are 
> > abandoning the codebase and are not maintaining it, while 
> others like 
> > Stephen and myself have stepped in to maintain that code.  
> In a sense, 
> > we're filling in the holes the initial developers left when they 
> > stopped participating with the codebase.
> 
> Michael, that is exactly what Stephen is saying.  From his 
> mails to this list, and from private mails exchanged between 
> us (thanks for the facilitation, Henri), this is more clear 
> to me than ever.  From his more recent mails in this thread, 
> I can see that he may finally have actually read the charter 
> of the code base he's a committer to.  I'm glad that 
> something good has come out of this goat rodeo.
> 
> I am one of the "initial developers" of this code.  The 
> library works for me as is, I use it in almost all my 
> software.  That I'm not constantly adding random 
> functionality to it doesn't mean I'm not maintaining it.  
> When there is a clear need for something, such as the 
> refactoring of the [lang] exception package which Costin made 
> clear need occur before he would consider using it, I stepped 
> up and did it.
> 
> I really want to start using [dbcp] in Eyebrowse, but would 
> prefer to work against a final 1.0 release.  The exception 
> changes were not only maintainence on [lang], but an indirect 
> contribution to [dbcp] (which has a latent dep on [lang]), 
> both of which can be used in Eyebrowse (which is _not_ a ASF 
> project).  This is the sort of synergy which the Jakarta 
> Commons encourages.
> -- 
> 
> Daniel Rall <dlr@finemaltcoding.com>
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