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From Luc Maisonobe <Luc.Maison...@free.fr>
Subject Re: Blogging on Commons
Date Mon, 10 Nov 2008 12:42:57 GMT
Martin Cooper a écrit :
> 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.

That's fine, then. Sorry for my lack of cultural background.

Luc

> 
> --
> 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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