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From Geertjan Wielenga <geertjan.wiele...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: “Shark Tank” defense of NetBeans at ApacheCon
Date Sat, 19 Nov 2016 13:43:33 GMT
Very many thanks for representing NetBeans and for this feedback!

Gj

On Friday, November 18, 2016, Jesse Glick <typrase@gmail.com> wrote:

> Geertjan heard I was attending ApacheCon EU and suggested I “pitch”
> NetBeans in
>
> https://apacheconeu2016.sched.org/event/8UKq/podling-shark-
> tank-roman-shaposhnik-pivotal
>
> Definitely I was not the most qualified person to talk about the
> current state of affairs, but anyway it went OK and there was some
> interesting discussion with the panel. It was noted that
> http://netbeans.apache.org/ is a 404, which is embarrassing! Various
> questions about viability were discussed, though less of a grilling
> about the hazard of relying on Oracle for development resources than I
> expected, more about whether Oracle could or would control the
> direction of the project and Java compatibility; license issues
> (including for example the question of nb-javac.jar) were discussed; I
> pointed out the challenges associated with the sheer size of the
> source base; and noted the long OSS history of the project and its
> ties to many Apache efforts.
>
> A lot of work ahead.
>
> -J.
>

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