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From "James Mitchell" <>
Subject RE: [Resources] XMLMessageResources and Proposal
Date Fri, 11 Oct 2002 20:11:50 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eddie Bush []
> Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 3:58 PM
> To: Struts Developers List
> Subject: Re: [Resources] XMLMessageResources and Proposal
> James Mitchell wrote:
> >I'm involved in this as a way to help others and add to list of
> >functionality provided by this framework.  Personally, I prefer
> >DBMessageResources.  (You'll see why when I finish the
> Management Tool for
> >it)
> >
> >This topic has been discussed many times, over many months, and it has
> >become apparent (to me at least) that providing this functionality can be
> >valuable for some people.
> >
> >My concern is whether it gets included with the distribution....I'm not
> >going to continue on it if it is not of interest to any committers.  I do
> >have other items to work on :)
> >
> Bah!  Isn't "making a contribution to society" far more important than
> your "work"?!

Yes, that's what I meant....other Struts stuff.  Believe me, I wish I was
getting paid to do Open Source.

> >James Mitchell
> >Software Engineer/Struts Evangelist
> >
> >
> <aside>
> Yes, that's a joke.  Interestingly, back in my college days, we had RMS
> (Richard Stallman) come by for a day - very interesting.  As I was
> leaving campus to go to work, I stopped by for a final "Nice having met
> you - thanks for Emacs" kind of chat.  It was just the department chair,
> Stallman, and myself.  When discussing what I was doing (COBOL at the
> time - ack!), Stallman went off on some tangent about how it was a waste
> of time and he wouldn't do it (write in COBOL, that is).  My (obvious)
> reply was:  "Well, I don't particularly care for COBOL myself, but it's
> nice being able to pay bills."
> </aside>

Yes, paying the bills is import to my wife and 3 kids for some reason ;)

If I told you how much I make (right now at least) to do Data Mining,
Reporting, and some Web Development (ASP and Java), you would SH#T.  Even
though I'm not getting paid to write open source, I've got the next best

> --
> Eddie Bush

James Mitchell
Software Engineer/Struts Evangelist

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