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From Mark Wielaard <m...@klomp.org>
Subject Re: Code contribution to harmony
Date Sat, 12 Nov 2005 15:24:17 GMT
Hi Tim,

On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 16:56 +0000, Tim Ellison wrote:
> Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > Right! I have been thinking on how to move forward with this. And I am
> > excited to see some core class library code since that is where my
> > expertise is. Obviously we should be able to extend this easily with
> > parts of the GNU Classpath library like awt, beans, corba, crypto,
> > swing, sql, most of javax, imageio, naming, etc and the 1.5 additions we
> > have plus the generic classes from the classpath-generics branch.
> Great.  That will be a good opportunity to work together on a class
> library componentization story too!

I am glad you see opportunities here. Note that there have been people
doing such a combination of the old OTI libraries with GNU Classpath
already inside IBM. They even wrote a nice paper about it that might be
worth a read: http://www.research.ibm.com/journal/sj/442/alpern.pdf

> I agree that getting a resolution to the community/licensing differences
> would be fantastic.  I don't see that happening quickly, and I don't
> want to see the success or failure of a development project gated upon
> it.  IMHO resolving license issues is a board-level objective, not a
> J2SE-project objective.  We can hack code and live in hope :-)

I believe people are really reluctant to hack on the code while there is
a legal limbo whether it can be included into the other code bases out
there and whether it is meant as a project to enhance all the existing
projects or just another project on the side. So I see resolving this
issues as a high priority.



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