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From "Phill Moran" <>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Graduate from Incubation
Date Fri, 04 May 2007 19:16:25 GMT
Without getting any nastier let me explain. I see a discontinuity in calling the
project OpenJPA if in reality the project implements JDO and so forth.
If we can separate the engine from the API and make the API pluggable/selectable
and the project is planning on implementing other APIs then a name change seems
reasonable as it would not be representative of what we are providing. 
If we are to go down this path then I would further suggest we separate the
engine and implementing APIS into separate jars/packages as it is wasteful an
potentially dangerous to package all implementations together.

That is all this little piece of the community has to say. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Dain Sundstrom [] 
Sent: May 4, 2007 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: [VOTE] Graduate from Incubation

On May 4, 2007, at 10:50 AM, Phill Moran wrote:

> Would we then not have to change the overall name from JPA to 
> openPersistence or some such?

That would suck.  I see no reason we would "have to change" the name.  It is a
choice of the community.

> Why not let another project lift out the engine and adapt JDO/SDO/ETC 
> and maybe we remerge the projects later.

I would hate to see a fork.

> Maybe this idea works if we can fully separate the API from the 
> persistence engine as it does not make sense to go into production 
> with several unused API being deployed.

It is already separated.


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