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From "Donald F. McLean" <dmcl...@stsci.edu>
Subject Re: Clarification of this project
Date Mon, 14 Jul 2003 18:44:27 GMT
It's sometimes hard to tell whether something is deliberately or 
accidentally vague. In this case, the answer appears to be that it is 
deliberately vague.

My interest in databases in centered around all Java embeddable datases 
with no licensing cost of any kind for commercial use. My application is 
fairly small and I can't afford licensing fees.

There are several "free" databases but so far I haven't found one that 
met my needs that didn't also have some kind of per-end-user licensing 
fee for commercial use. As a result, I've been writing my own.

Some of the classes that I've been writing could be generally applicable 
to either database software or to other, less powerful types of 
random-access binary file IO. I will prepare a write-up of what I've 
written so far and submit it as a proposed package for this project.


Rodney Waldhoff wrote:
> Both.
> "The subproject shall create and maintain focused library components,
> intended for use in database related development [...]"
> <http://db.apache.org/commons/charter.html>
> - Rod <http://radio.weblogs.com/0122027/>
> On Fri, 11 Jul 2003, Donald F. McLean wrote:
>>The charter isn't really very clear about one thing that I think would
>>be kind of important.
>>Is this project focused around:
>>Classes that are reuseable in software that uses other databases?
>>Classes that are reuseable in writing dbms's (and/or simpler database
>>like classes)?
>>I'm only interested in one of the two.

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