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From "Thomas Dudziak" <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Open JPA
Date Wed, 08 Mar 2006 17:33:32 GMT
On 3/8/06, Alan D. Cabrera <> wrote:

> Is duplication really that bad?  So long as the communities are vibrant,
> why should we care?  Also, have you factored in different requirements
> and different implementation strategies for the projects in your list of
> duplications?  I've always liked the idea of software Darwinism.  Many
> different exciting ideas with the community deciding which ones are the
> good ones.
> IMHO, having unified projects stifles that diversity.

I'm not talking about unifying the projects. In fact, IMO the more
different ways to deal with objects (or not) and databases in Apache,
the better. It gives the user choices to choose the best for his
problem at hand.
The problem is more that e.g. there are only so many ways to access a
database via JDBC irrespective of what the project does then. And this
kind of knowledge (and perhaps even code) is not shared but
gained/duplicated again and again for every project.


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