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From "Niall Pemberton" <>
Subject Re: [all] (reprise) links to books (and similar resources)
Date Wed, 10 Nov 2004 23:29:06 GMT
I agree with Martin, put them on the wiki and it takes away the hassle of
having to maintain them.  Seems to work well in Struts:


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "robert burrell donkin" <>
To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: [all] (reprise) links to books (and similar resources)

> On 10 Nov 2004, at 21:44, Shapira, Yoav wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >>> the reason why the consensus moved from direct linking from a
> > resources
> >>> page on the site was that it might appear too much like an official
> >>> recommendation which may cause frictions within the community.
> >
> > FWIW, although I wasn't involved in this discussion (and certainly was
> > not part of "the consensus"), I disagree with the above.  As long as a
> > resources page clarifies that no endorsement or preference is being
> > made, and the same page is open to / inclusive of all relevant works, I
> > think that's fine.  It's like the vendors page off the Jakarta home
> > page.
> >
> > If everyone else thinks otherwise, that's fine, but just know that if
> > such a consensus exists, it's at best limited to commons only, and does
> > not apply to Jakarta in general (and other Apache TLPs).
> at the time, struts was going through a tough time working out what to
> do when some committers very strongly objected to the listing of some
> books. the jakarta vendor page has also proved very difficult. a
> document in cvs means has to be actively maintained by volunteers and
> the content approved (passively or actively). it can be argued that
> listing on an ASF page is a form of endorsement (and there's a general
> wariness about endorsements amongst some...).
> after long (and often painful) experience with the jakarta vendor page,
> i (for one) would not volunteer to create or maintain a page for books,
> so i'm probably -0 on including a page in the documentation.
> opinions?
> - robert
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