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From Thomas Dudziak <>
Subject Re: Starting a java specs project
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2005 18:07:33 GMT
On 12/30/05, Brett Porter <> wrote:

> I understand the earlier point that there might not be a lot of coding
> going on here and that might hinder building any community around it.
> However, its another excuse for a bunch of people doing Java stuff to
> get together in one place, and maybe meet a wider community of people
> at Apache. That can only be a good thing.

In the case of a spec project, a project-focused community is probably
difficult to build. However, it could be a one-stop place for users to
ask questions about any of the specs, or not ? After all, I certainly
expect that if there is a, say j2ee spec in there, that there are also
j2ee experts involved in the project. So instead of asking a
not-really-Geronimo j2ee question in the Geronimo lists, it might make
more sense to ask it here. Though that would probably be more of a
forum-type community rather than a mailinglist-type community.

> > It would be nice to have a JDO2 impl here as well...
> Getting off-topic, but does that really need to be here? Is there
> anything stopping people from getting involved in jpox, who as I
> understand it work very closely with the jdo team here and are the RI?

I agree. JPOX is a healthy project with an Apache 2 license, so IMO it
would be perfectly fine for any Apache project to use jpox. I would
not be surprised if some of the Apache JDO folks are actually involved
in their community.
I don't see a reason why we have to implement every JSR, esp. if there
are capable and healthy non-Apache projects out there whose license
does not conflict with the Apache license. Of course we might approach
them and ask whether they would like to join Apache, but if they don't
want to, so be it.


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