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From "A. Rothman" <amic...@amichais.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] - POI TNEF contribution (Mail format)
Date Fri, 27 Jun 2003 14:04:30 GMT
The main package is dependant on the JDK alone.

The mime subpackage uses Sun's JavaMail. This is more of an experiment to
see how it might fit in comfortably with JavaMail, and I'm hoping to see
some input as to if and where this extension should go.

About the 4 month issue, and as I tried explaining a few mails ago, there is
an issue of how much work is left to be done...unlike HSSF, whose specs look
like they will keep on changing and shifting to new records and bytes and
bits ad infinitum, the TNEF format seems to remain constant. So what happens
if after some initial work/bugfixes/API changes/tests it settles down to a
stable release and is happily used by developers but no special enhancements
are needed? This is most probably just wishful thinking :) but perhaps
should be considered before tearing it down after a while...just a thought.

Amichai



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoliver@apache.org>
To: "POI Developers List" <poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 2:02 PM
Subject: [VOTE] - POI TNEF contribution (Mail format)


> Hi All,
>
> Please signify your vote for accepting TNEF into POI.  (M$ mail format
> reader).  The code should be accepted under the following conditions:
>
> 1. All code is legal and free of unacceptable restriction (I'll go do some
> footwork, please help with this)
>
> 2. GPL license is changed to ASL
>
> 3. No illegal dependencies (via ASF policy)
>
> 4. contributor agreement for Mr. Rothman is faxed in
>
> 5. The code will be automatically backed out if there is no active
committer
> within a 4 month period.
>
> 6. The code must conform to, be made to conform to POI coding conventions
> including unit tests within a period of 6 months or it will be considered
> inactive and be backed out.
>
> Sorry for being so legalistic, just we're in the hot seat being a project
> which is more or less against M$'s interests.  Secondly, we want to ensure
> we keep our reputation for quality.
>
> -Andy
>
> PS vote ends Sunday 8:00a EDT (12:00p GMT)
> -- 
> Andrew C. Oliver
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