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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoli...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] - POI TNEF contribution (Mail format)
Date Fri, 27 Jun 2003 13:18:18 GMT
On 6/27/03 10:04 AM, "A. Rothman" <amichai@amichais.net> wrote:

> 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.
> 

Of course, we're pragmatic...  Its just "dump and run" -- the committers all
understand the intent ;-)

> 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
>> http://www.superlinksoftware.com/poi.jsp
>> Custom enhancements and Commercial Implementation for Jakarta POI
>> 
>> http://jakarta.apache.org/poi
>> For Java and Excel, Got POI?
>> 
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