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From Davanum Srinivas <d...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: OpenSAML VOTE Results (was Re: [VOTE] Accept OpenSAML as part of Web Services )
Date Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:02:27 GMT
Andrew, Sam,

Is this a -1 for OpenSAML? Please clarify.

Thanks,
dims

--- "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoliver@apache.org> wrote:
> +1 - very well said.
> 
> > Please don't overgeneralize.
> >
> > I don't believe that SOAP or WSDL or JAX RPC are legal mine fields. 
> > Every few months or so, however, a conspiracy theory shows up on 
> > Slashdot or the Register or ScriptingNews that IBM or Microsoft or RSA 
> > or whoever is undermining web services with patents.
> >
> > I very much want Apache to be a safe haven from this.  To put this 
> > another way, I want people to be able to come to Apache without 
> > concern for putting their own Intellectual Property at risk.
> >
> > Once we muddy the waters, people will feel that they will have to 
> > scrutinize everything from Apache more carefully as they can't trust 
> > us to police ourselves.
> >
> > What can we do?  We can say yes to projects which aren't encumbered by 
> > such restrictions and no to projects which are.  Hopefully, this will 
> > get some to change, and perhaps in other cases we will find safer 
> > alternatives.
> >
> > - Sam Ruby
> >
> >
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Davanum Srinivas - http://webservices.apache.org/~dims/

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