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From acoli...@apache.org
Subject Re: Leaving POI
Date Wed, 21 Jul 2004 19:27:53 GMT
agreed
-- 
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?


> From: "Piers Taylor" <apachedev@2vu.com>
> Reply-To: "POI Developers List" <poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 19:52:53 +0100
> To: "POI Developers List" <poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject: RE: Leaving POI
> 
>> Lets start putting a game plan together for HWPF.
> 
> Good idea - I've been reviewing the position while
> preparing PATCH http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=30235
> and believe we need to come up with a core fetures list
> with code examples. Then I would hope that HWPF could emerge
> from scratchpad and get more users and hopefully developers.
> 
> I am keen to see Ryan's article that he refers to in his
> post http://www.mail-archive.com/poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org/msg08390.html
> 
>> ... An article that Avik and I wrote will be appearing in the August
>> issue of Java Developer's Journal and it covers the capabilities
>> of the existing codebase of HWPF in CVS. ...
> 
> From this I think we should gather some opinion as to the
> "must have's" and then work from there.
> 
> Comments welcome!
> 
> Best regards all,
> Piers
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: acoliver@apache.org [mailto:acoliver@apache.org]
> Sent: 20 July 2004 17:49
> To: poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Leaving POI
> 
> 
> Excellent.  Lets start putting a game plan together for HWPF.  Where to best
> focus the development effort.
> --
> 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?
> 
> The views expressed in this email are those of the author and are almost
> definitely not shared by the Apache Software Foundation, its board or its
> general membership.  In fact they probably most definitively disagree with
> everything espoused in the above email.
> 
>> From: "Koundinya \(Sudhakar Chavali\)" <sudhakar_koundinya@yahoo.com>
>> Reply-To: "POI Developers List" <poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
>> Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 20:34:21 -0700 (PDT)
>> To: POI Developers List <poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
>> Subject: RE: Leaving POI
>> 
>> Congratulations Ryan,
>> 
>> You have done a great work for this open source API,
>> 
>> Regards
>> Sudhakar
>> 
>> Oliver,
>> 
>> Although I do not have any experience in developing open source APIs, I
> would
>> like to join your
>> team for contributing my work for the open sources. Since four months as I
> am
>> in working with
>> different document parser API, I think I can understand the work of
> existing
>> POI in short period.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks
>> sudhakar
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --- Piers Taylor <apachedev@2vu.com> wrote:
>>> Ryan - well done for all your work which has been invaluable
>>> in the development of the Office integration work I did for
>>> Goss Interactive. Best of luck with your new job!
>>> 
>>> Andy - I have done some work with Ryan (and am currently
>>> rolling our latest fixes/updates into a patch).
>>> 
>>>> unless someone steps up to the plate (volunteers)...
>>> 
>>> Please consider me a prospective volunteer - I am currently
>>> reviewing the HWPF code to see what state of play is.
>>> 
>>> Best regards,
>>>  Piers
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: acoliver@apache.org [mailto:acoliver@apache.org]
>>> Sent: 19 July 2004 14:07
>>> To: poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org; poi-user@jakarta.apache.org
>>> Subject: Re: Leaving POI
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Congratulations on your new job.  I would have liked to have found a way
> to
>>> bring you on working on POI full-time, but the difficulty of the BSD
> license
>>> with regards to commercial open source really got in our way.  Losing you
> is
>>> a real loss to POI.  If I had it to do over again, POI would have been
> LGPL
>>> or even GPL.
>>> 
>>> As you said, please do not answer questions on this list.  Please do not
>>> contribute any code or patches.  It is important that the project remain
>>> unencumbered by any legal agreements you may be bound to.
>>> 
>>> I'll always appreciate the work you did and am glad to have known you.
>>> 
>>> -Andy
>>> 
>>> PS.  The severe loss to POI cannot be understated and unless someone
> steps
>>> up to the plate (volunteers) it will fall into disrepair.  Is anyone up
> to
>>> the task?  We can train you on the finer art of bit-tweaking.
>>> --
>>> 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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>>> 
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> Bernard
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>> 
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