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From Scott Sanders <>
Subject Re: Commons - TLP
Date Sat, 20 Dec 2003 19:22:15 GMT
Absolutely well stated.



On Dec 20, 2003, at 10:00 AM, Ted Husted wrote:

> +1 for Matthew Harthrone's post.
> The board installed the Apache Commons with the charter "creation and  
> maintenance of open-source software related to reusable libraries and  
> components"
> < 
> board_minutes_2002_09_18.txt>
> and it was later affirmed that the AC is language agnostic.
> IMHO, if we want to be good Apache citizens, then we should embrace  
> the AC community. Many of our products could be made available in  
> other languages, expanding on the idea of common components.
> Meanwhile, if more of us who joined the ASF through Jakarta are  
> "rubbing elbows" with Apaches who entered through other projects, then  
> there is a much better chance for Darwin to decide which aspects of  
> the "Jakarta Way" and "Apache Way" should prevail.
> The very best place to do that would be an Apache Commons, where we  
> can all serve together on a PMC with a clear and common goal.
> I would not oppose JC as a TLP, but in that case, we remain insular.  
> If we join AC, then we take the first step toward creating a Unified  
> Way.
> -Ted.

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