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From Dimitri Pourbaix <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept the package name/artifactId guideline as a "rule"...
Date Thu, 25 Nov 2010 12:47:25 GMT

> Here is my rule: "if the binary compatibility is broken in a
> significant way, then the package/artifactId must change, however all
> binary incompatibility should be avoided wherever possbile".

How can one usesuch an ill-defined notion as 'significant' in the defini-
tion of a **rule**?  Either binary compatibility is broken or it is not,
it does not matter how many other packages are impacted.

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