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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: Starting a java specs project
Date Tue, 27 Dec 2005 23:56:08 GMT
On 12/27/2005 3:50 PM, Brett Porter wrote:

>On 12/28/05, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
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>>Yeah, I've forwarded this to general@jakarta as well so I can get
>>feedback from both sides. The above meant 'the commons community way'
>>rather than the exact people. ie) I'm expecting the original coders
>>to, in most cases, still be maintaining and working on the code.
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>>ie) Keep them as a part of Jakarta Commons [the community development
>>at Jakarta] or make a third component in Jakarta [along with Jakarta
>>General, the conversation place] called Jakarta Specs.
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>+1 to a separate specs project at Jakarta that is its own area, but
>follows the same practices of commons (and if possible, shares the
>same committers set). I'd be happy to see this happen.
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>I'm not overly concerned about developing non-Java specs in the same
>space. I don't see that there is a lot that those communities would
>have in common with other specs communities (other than practices
>which we could share). The only example I can think of currently is
>stdcxx and that is certainly large enough for its own tlp.
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>>Or general@jakarta if the Incubator  wants to hear about it later
>>rather than sooner ;)
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>Actually, I don't know why the incubator is involved at all. We're not
>talking about starting anything new - code is moving from other places
>(most of which has already had releases) and should be bringing people
>with it.
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>Is there a concern that a community won't be formed? If that happened,
>the code would still have to go back to the original projects anyway
>as they need it. I think te worst case is that it becomes a set of
>specs with no other interaction with parts of Jakarta - which is
>exactly what we have now. I think the Jakarta PMC is equipped to deal
>with it on its own.
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I would think that given its very nature, specs, the community would not 
be very active at all.  


Regards,
Alan



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