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From Hervé BOUTEMY <herve.bout...@free.fr>
Subject Re: Apache and Java
Date Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:15:40 GMT
+1
just a little addition: "Java at Apache" was called Jakarta

I don't know if newbies know about Jakarta nowadays, but Jakarta was the home 
for so many tools that became later independant Apache Top Level Projects

Regards,

Hervé

Le dimanche 19 mars 2017, 17:03:09 CET Niclas Hedhman a écrit :
> I think it is a combination of several factors;
> 
>   * Historical - The first non-httpd project in Apache was Java, followed
> by a handful of others.
> 
>   * Java is one of the big languages.
> 
>   * Some projects are spin-offs from other ASF projects
> 
>   * External Java projects knows Apache Java projects very well, through
> Ant, Maven, Commons, Tomcat and many other they use. So if they seek a new
> home, ASF is one of the obvious choices. For C/C++, C#, Ruby and Python,
> this is not necessarily the case. There is often no natural tie between a
> random solo project in these languages and ASF.
> 
>   * The above is creating a reinforcement feedback loop, giving the
> impression that ASF is all about Java and perhaps overlooked for other
> platforms when seeking a new home.
> 
> 
> Hope that helps.
> Niclas
> 
> On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 4:27 PM, Spaghetti Roulette <
> 
> SpaghettiRoulette@mail.com> wrote:
> > Why do Apache projects use Java so extensively? It looks to me that a lot
> > of projects, if not most of them, are written in Java, and I can't get my
> > head around this fact. Is there any reason, perhaps technical, or is it
> > just coincidence?
> > 
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