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From Jerry Chen <je...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [libcloud] Removal of the Java bindings
Date Tue, 07 Dec 2010 22:21:33 GMT

On Dec 7, 2010, at 10:52 AM, Jed Smith wrote:

> Allow me to preface this message by reiterating that Eric's contribution is
> valued and really great.

I concur.

> <snip>
> 
> I move for the removal of the Java bindings from libcloud pending a plan for
> dealing with such alternate bindings.

Seconded.

> The development is welcome to continue
> outside of the umbrella of libcloud as it stands today; I believe a name
> change would be requisite, but I do not know the best way to handle that
> (Eric?).

I would opt for a rename as well, to avoid confusion.

> If Eric would like to take it in a different direction altogether
> once separated from us, I would actually encourage that as open source
> should never be restrained, it should be allowed to flourish.

However I can help this transition -- refactoring the code, setting up a new repository, migrating
the code off of Incubator SVN -- I will.

> Regardless of whether this severance is positive or not, I know that the
> libcloud community wishes Eric the best of luck. Based upon Eric's posts, I
> believe he will see that this is good for both of us, too - I certainly
> don't intend any ill will or malice or hard feelings!

+1

> If Eric's Java port
> became a freestanding project of its own with its own community, I'd be
> pleased as punch. In the future, perhaps we can formulate a plan to
> reintegrate, and I know that we'd like that.
> 
> Thoughts?

Sometimes.

> /me pushes the ball down the hill

...Sisyphus?

Cheers,
Jerry
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