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From "Lance J. Andersen" <Lance.Ander...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Influencing the standards which govern Derby
Date Wed, 19 Jul 2006 19:17:07 GMT


Rick Hillegas wrote:
> I would like to understand how the community influences the standards 
> which govern Derby:
>
> 1) SQL - I've been participating in Derby for a year now. Over the 
> past year I don't recall any discussion about a need to change the SQL 
> standard. We have proposed new language in rare cases not covered by 
> the ANSI volumes. However, I don't recall any attempt to contact the 
> SQL group and try to change their spec. Do we need to influence this 
> spec and if so, how do we propose to do so?
>
> 2) JDBC - There has been substantial discussion about the upcoming 
> JDBC4 spec.. Fortunately for us, the spec lead is a member of our 
> community. In several cases he has taken our viewpoint back to the 
> JDBC expert group and advocated our position. However, we don't know 
> who will lead the expert group for JDBC5. How do we expect to 
> influence the next rev of JDBC?
I am already gathering input and working on my JDBC.next planning so you 
cannot get rid of me that easily Rick :-)
>
> 3) DRDA - Over the last year, I failed to get a Boolean datatype into 
> the DRDA spec. This stemmed from the internal dynamics and 
> pay-for-play nature of the spec's governing body, the DBIOP 
> Consortium. How do we expect to influence the DRDA spec?
>
> If there's a general solution which covers all of these cases, that's 
> great. If we handle each spec differently, that's fine too. I'd just 
> like some discussion and guidance.
>
> Thanks,
> -Rick

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