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From "Martin Cooper" <mart...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Blogging on Commons
Date Mon, 10 Nov 2008 05:08:05 GMT
On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 8:06 AM, Luc Maisonobe <Luc.Maisonobe@free.fr> wrote:

> I would strongly protest against such a move.


I wasn't proposing such a move, merely speculating.


> Commons are used outside
> of the ASF and are successful there. I even think [math] is used almost
> only outside of ASF and not internally ... Commons appear also as low
> level libraries for general use and this should not be stopped.
>
> I have seen many projects that depend on a huge number of libraries. For
> such projects, a reliable set of reusable components with consistent
> look and feel is a sure gain.
>
> Low level components are important and from my experience often need
> specific development rules, very strict ones. The reason for that is
> that you can never make any assumptions on how a low level component
> will be called/integrated/reused from a random high level complete
> application.
>
> I see the views expressed in both the original post and the previous
> message as if high level applications were the only important thing and
> low level components were second class "toys" to share but not to care
> too much about. Is this really what you meant or did I misunderstood
> your point ?


I believe you misunderstood. I know that I did not mean to imply that, and
I'm certain that Hen didn't either. His uses of the word "toys" are a play
on an English idiom about "taking ones toys and going home", and are not
meant to imply that there's anything toy-like about Commons components. On
the contrary, I think we're both arguing that Commons components are
important enough that we want to find ways to encourage people to bring
reusable code here rather than simply keep it to themselves and not sharing
it.

--
Martin Cooper


Luc
>
> >
> > No answers here, I'm afraid. Just some additional thoughts to add to the
> > mix.
> >
> > --
> > Martin Cooper
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 11:20 PM, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Apologies for writing this as a blog rather than an email - it felt
> >> more natural and will pull in other opinions:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> http://blog.generationjava.com/roller/bayard/entry/the-open-and-federated-commons
> >>
> >> Hen
> >>
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