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From Chris Gray <chris.g...@kiffer.be>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Re: Interesting discoveries playing around with japitools]
Date Thu, 09 Nov 2006 12:03:10 GMT
On Thursday 09 November 2006 11:20, David Gilbert wrote:

> Why don't we be honest and just admit that there is no goodwill between
> the projects?  It was there, briefly, but now it is gone.  There's no
> collaboration, there's no cooperation...just two separate projects
> implementing the same API.  It is the way it is, and the world is moving
> on...but let's stop pretending.

I thinks there's quite a bit of goodwill at the individual developer level, 
but this doesn't translate easily into collaboration. If a developer already 
contributing to one project would want to make a particular contribution 
available to both, she needs to not only dual-license her work but to get 
clearance from the other project to contribute - that's quite a lot of work 
already. And then she has to track acceptance or otherwise of the 
contribution and subsequent bug reports on both lists, which is also extra 
work. One could hardly blame her for sticking with the project she knows.

Both FSF and ASF tend to generate strong developer loyalty (which is a Good 
Thing in each case), but that doesn't necessarily mean the world is divided 
into two opposing camps.



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