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From Alex Blewitt <>
Subject Re: [JavaMail] concerns
Date Tue, 19 Aug 2003 14:50:02 GMT
On Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003, at 13:08 Europe/London, Serge Knystautas 

> Danny Angus wrote:
>>>> From where, though? I had volunteered to do it, and worked away at
>>> providing the implementation. From a community PoV, the files 
>>> haven't been
>>> in there very long but no doubt others will pick it up where it 
>>> needs to
>>> be handled.
>> This is not a given. Geronimo is a new project, there is great scope 
>> for new
>> code ending up being orphaned if a community of interested people 
>> doesn't
>> gel around it, there is no guarantee that this will happen.
> I agree there is that risk.
> That said, I believe the James community would be fertile ground to 
> take over responsibility of the ASF-licensed implementation.  I'm 
> planning to push to adopt Alex's implementation into James once it's 
> appropriate. In fact, I was wondering how the activation.jar 
> implementation is coming. :)
> We've discussed creating a subproject in James to maintain 
> ASF-licensed JavaMail implementations, which historically has only 
> really meant stores and session (providers).  If it can include the 
> core implementation as well, so be it.

Would it not be better to try and evolve it into a commons- package, 
though? It looks like it will be desirable from both James and 
Geronimo, and IIRC Maven is also something that could stand to benefit 
from it ...

These are longer-term goals, though; my initial focus will be getting 
it set up in Geronimo, and then bounce ideas of where it should live 
when it's ready :-)


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