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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Bits and pieces of HttpClient 3.x code in Geronimo sandbox
Date Tue, 20 Nov 2007 08:42:28 GMT

On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 18:18 +0100, Ortwin Gl├╝ck wrote:
> 
> Oleg Kalnichevski wrote:
> > Folks
> > 
> > I just discovered someone at Geronimo had been copying verbatim various
> > classes from HttpClient 3.x and developing some kind of async HTTP
> > client on top of Mina.
> > 
> > http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/geronimo/sandbox/AsyncHttpClient/src/main/java/org/apache/ahc/auth/
> > http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/geronimo/sandbox/AsyncHttpClient/src/main/java/org/apache/ahc/util/
> > 
> > I understand it is perfectly okay from the legal standpoint but I am not
> > feeling too happy that a fellow _Apache_ project lifting bits of out
> > code without _even_ notifying us.
> > 
> > Am I over-reacting?
> > 
> > Oleg 
> 
> Well, "lifting" may be a strong word. 

Odi, whatever word one may choose to describe this, copying verbatim
large amounts of code in order to donate it to a _competing_ project is
just _not_ okay. At least in my books.

Oleg

> But IMHO they could have worked
> together with the HttpClient team on this to get their changes merged.
> Just copy/paste and then tweak is certainly not good for them. They
> either had to backport fixes manually or just let the code rot.
> 
> :-/
> 
> Odi
> 


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