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From Grant Overby <>
Subject [Collections] Generic Fork
Date Thu, 04 Nov 2010 20:50:16 GMT
What are the general opinions on maintaining a generic fork of Commons

My company has a some what sizable portion refactored or adapted into
generic compatibly that I may be able to get released under the Apache
License. Would such a project be welcomed by the community such that
collections developers would be willing to provide feedback / advice to
myself and other interested parties?

Aside from breaking with backwards compatibility and migration compatibility
with the Java Collections Framework, are there other reasons why this hasn't
been done?

There is a source forge project that once had a go at this (, but their commit logs
ended in 2007. I know of no other related projects. Are there any?

Grant Overby
Senior Developer
FloorSoft, Inc.

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