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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Jini : Separate Governance and Implementation Projects
Date Mon, 14 Aug 2006 04:01:56 GMT


Craig L Russell wrote:
> 
> On Aug 13, 2006, at 7:05 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> 
>> As the champion for JINI, I suppose it behooves me to try and get this
>> untangled.
>>
>> I'm not a Jini expert, but my understanding is that it is it's own spec
>> ecosystem.  Therefore, I'm against having one project doing software
>> implementation that is called "Jini",  just as I'd be against projects
>> like "Apache JCP", "Apache W3C", "Apache OASIS", "Apache ECMA" etc.
> 
> As I understand it, Jini is not equivalent to JCP or any of the other
> orgs you name here. It's an org with a tighter focus.
> 
> That said, it appears that it is the intent of the Jini community to
> have multiple implementations of the spec. [1]

Yes - it's not a perfect analogy.

> 
>>
>> However, we do have a chance here to host the governance and spec
>> process for JINI.
> 
> And I'd say that this purpose is very much in line with what we did with
> JDO. The project has both the spec and tck but not an implementation.

IIRC, Sun is the spec lead.  Apache isn't.

>>
>> Therefore, I'd like to propose that we create two podlings, one for JINI
>> governance, and one for building the implementation and community around
>> the working code that has been proposed.
> 
> And if the "spec podling" focused on the spec and compliance test
> aspects (the org.jini stuff), and the "impl podling" focused on the
> implementation aspects (the com.sun.jini stuff), I think it would be a
> lot cleaner.

Exactly.

> 
> It would appear then that the "Apache Jini" podling would be the former,
> and the "to be named" podling the latter. Fortunately, the incubator
> should be warmed up for a naming discussion.

<chortle>

I'd suggest we let the proposers give the name a shot first...

geir


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