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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: [ALL] Improving Commons public relations
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:37:35 GMT
On 7/8/13 2:51 PM, Thomas Neidhart wrote:
> Otoh, the single most important factor to attract users and/or
> contributors is simply to actively maintain the project and try to be
> better than competing libs, imho. There are several examples of
> components that were probably great a few years ago, but are now way
> behind other libs in terms of features, usability, java language
> support,  community.
> Personally, I think we should be more open to deprecate components that
> are not maintained for years and have better alternatives. Right now,
> commons sometimes looks like a graveyard of once cool stuff (with a few
> exceptions). Cut it down to well maintained and really used libs, and
> probably more people will think that commons is a good place to develop
> new stuff / components.

> Thomas
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