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From Thomas Dudziak <tom...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Starting a java specs project
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2005 18:12:32 GMT
On 12/30/05, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:

> Reasons for Jakarta would be:
>
> *) Good reuse of branding. Jakarta is still 'Java@Apache' to many out
> there and I think we should use this instead of letting it drop.
>
> *) Helps Jakarta become a Java Federation. Code reflects community
> reflects code. By bringing the shared code to Jakarta, I believe the
> shared community will be enhanced. Commons is already shared code,
> though that is lessened recently because Jakarta is no longer the
> shared community. Bringing the spec jars to Jakarta will help bring
> the shared community.
>
> *) Jakarta is neutral ground in Java terms at Apache. Increasingly so
> as everyone leaves.
>
> Reasons for not Jakarta:
>
> *) Java specific.
>
> *) Existing community might be -1 [I've not seen negatives yet though]
>
> *) Have to mollify the worries about the 'old Jakarta'.
>
> *) It could just go under the jcp structure.

I wonder why it has to be Java-specific ? Aren't there any standards
that contains bindings for several languages ?

Tom

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