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From "James Carman (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (NET-187) TFTP Server for commons net
Date Fri, 07 Mar 2008 17:23:46 GMT


James Carman commented on NET-187:


While I agree with the general do-ocracy idea (and the folks who have worked on Net have done
a great job), I don't necessarily agree that projects should be allowed to just change their
scope whenever they choose.  Part of the proposal to join Apache Commons is the scope of the
project.  Projects are allowed in after a vote by the PMC based on the proposal.  There should
be some assurance that the project is going to stick to that proposed scope.  What happens
if a project decides to change its scope and that new scope would have made it fail to enter
Commons in the first place because it violates the charter?  

Now, I'm not saying that's what's going on here with Net at all.  I wouldn't really have a
problem with Net changing its scope to include server implementations, but it hasn't been
officially proposed.

Another point to consider is that once you start adding in trivial server implementations
for some protocols, then it stands to reason that folks might expect that for some of the
other protocols also.  Now, we don't always have to do what we're asked, but we should try
to have some consistency and having one server implementation for one specific protocol and
none of the others isn't really consistent (IMHO).

> TFTP Server for commons net 
> ----------------------------
>                 Key: NET-187
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Net
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 1.4
>            Reporter: Dan Armbrust
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.0
>         Attachments: TFTPServer and Tests.patch
> Bug for attaching TFTP Server.

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