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From Stephane James Vaucher <vauch...@cirano.qc.ca>
Subject Re: Leaving POI
Date Thu, 15 Jul 2004 21:55:19 GMT
Thanks for all of your work. Good luck with your new job.

sv

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004, Ryan Ackley wrote:

> All,
> 
>  
> 
> I have taken a new job with a company called SoftArtisans
> (http://www.softartisans.com). They develop OfficeWriter, a Java/.NET
> product for designing and delivering reports in Excel and Word
> (http://officewriter.softartisans.com/officewriter-240.aspx). So in a
> nutshell, I will be continuing to work on HWPF but it will be integrated
> with SoftArtisans OfficeWriter product line and it will be a commercial,
> for-sale, non-opensource product. They have also licensed the file
> formats from Microsoft. So this means I will *never* be able to
> contribute to HWPF development again.
> 
>  
> 
> The contributions that I have already made to POI will always be a part
> of Apache and I hope that you find them useful. 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. 
> 
>  
> 
> It is very important to mention that SoftArtisans is committed to the
> Java community. They support me continuing to work on open source
> projects that do not directly compete with their commercial products. I
> am looking forward to following other interests in the java open source
> community that I haven't had the opportunity to participate in while
> working on HWPF on my own time.
> 
>  
> 
> There are many of you that have expressed an interest in HWPF over the
> years, I hope you will be interested in paying for a rock-solid
> java/.NET Word library that will support ALL of the features of the file
> format.  At the present time, SoftArtisans offers an impressive
> reporting product that preserves all of the features of Word and Excel. 
> 
>  
> 
> Anyway, its been great working with all of you. My new email address
> will be (ryana at softartisans dot com). Look me up sometime. Btw, I no
> longer plan on answering any questions about HWPF unless you are a
> SoftArtisans customer. 
> 
>  
> 
> Cheers, 
> 
>  
> 
> -Ryan
> 
> 


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