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From Ryan Hoegg <rho...@isisnetworks.net>
Subject Re: What is Jakarta Commons?
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2003 18:44:58 GMT
Perhaps this is a good reason to revive the java.apache.org site.  This 
would allow jakarta to maintain a separate identity from all other java 
projects at apache.

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Ryan Hoegg
ISIS Networks
http://www.isisnetworks.net

Craig R. McClanahan wrote:

>Quoting David Graham <grahamdavid1980@yahoo.com>:
>  
>
>>>The challenge is, of course, that Jakarta doesn't contain (and never
>>>did) all of
>>>the "written in the Java language" software at Apache.  Even before
>>>subprojects
>>>like Ant, James, and Maven graduated to TLPs, there was the Java code in
>>>all
>>>the xml.apache.org project (including Cocoon early on, but that's also
>>>graduated).  
>>>      
>>>
>>That's not how I intended my comments to be taken.  I would like Jakarta
>>to keep its Java focus but I never meant that all Apache Java projects
>>should be hosted by Jakarta.
>>
>>    
>>
>
>But I'm concerned that that's what outside people are likely to *assume* it
>means, even though we all know better.  In other words, they're going to think
>it means "ALL things java@apache" instead of "SOME things java@apache".
>
>  
>
>>David
>>
>>    
>>
>
>Craig
>
>
>  
>
>>>Is someone who comes to the Jakarta home page going to find out they can
>>>download, say, an SVG viewer that is written in Java (Batik)?
>>>
>>>I would agree that a web presence that let people identify all the
>>>Java-based
>>>projects (or a search capability that lets you specify implementation
>>>language
>>>as a criteria) would be a very useful feature.  I don't believe that
>>>such a web
>>>presence needs to correspond to the legal organization of the projects
>>>themselves within Apache (although that should, of course, be visible by
>>>some
>>>means as well for those that are interested).
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>Craig
>>>      
>>>


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