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From "Gomez Henri" <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0 STATUS
Date Mon, 10 Sep 2001 14:05:53 GMT
>> Some people believe his veto is illegitimate -- that there is no
>> reason for vetoing the inclusion into modules/experimental.

>Ryan wrote:
>I have removed my veto. Although, I would point out that illegitimate veto
>or not, nobody in this group has ever gotten away with going through a
>The only reason I have removed my veto is that it really looks like
>was about to ignore it anyway. This whole thing just leaves me with a bad
>taste in my mouth. All I keep thinking, is that we are trying to spite RC
>adding a different GZ module.

As a mod_gzip user, I was first happy to see it included in Apache 2.0
distro, but Ryan got very valid arguments, one being that the core should
be tiny, fast and bug free.

The argument for having modules included in release is that if
they are outside, they are invisible, but on the contrary having the
modules outside core, will help modules writers be more reactive.

A clean solution could be to add a page (on site and in distro)
listing all known external modules, functionnalities provided and
of course their home page.

Apache 1.3 used to have a contrib tar.gz, it may be also another

 I'm strongly for small core and +1 with Ryan here.


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