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From "Paulo Gaspar" <>
Subject RE: TC 4.0 vs. TC 3.x and division of labor
Date Thu, 28 Dec 2000 12:47:56 GMT
Almost everybody is aware of Costin time limitations and respects the fact 
that his work on Tomcat is purely voluntary (he is not paid to do it).

Everybody respects Craig effort - including Costin (it sure looks so from 
his postings).

In fact, Jon is the only person trying to turn this into a lousy Costin 
versus Craig war.

Craig and Costin do not agree about with each other about everything but 
they show much more respect for each other.

I (as many others) sure would like to have a 3.3 while 4.0 gets stable. 
3.3 could get stable sooner than 4.0 with many advantages over the current 

The energy that 3.3 is taking from 4.0 is highly overrated since Costin 
the other main contributors of 3.3 are voluntary workers (not paid to do 
it). It is not clear they would put this much effort on the 4.0 project at 
this moment since their motivation is another one - and motivation is what
rules voluntary work.

It is also possible that they will move their effort elsewhere if the 3.3
code base leaves the Apache umbrela.

This way, the only waste of energy I see here are caused by Jon postings.
It is a pity that Jon is sabotaging 3.3 taking their attention with this 
word war. And it is not doing 4.0 any good too.

After all these years in Open Source, Jon seems to be forgeting what 
"voluntary work" means:
 * I do not see how he is going to force Costin, Nacho, Gomez and others
   to contribute all their time to 4.0 - the most he can do is to force 
   (some of?) them out of the Apache umbrella.

Have fun,
Paulo Gaspar

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sam Ruby []
> Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2000 20:59
> Jon Stevens wrote:
> >
> > Thus, the *only* reason why 3.2 got released was
> > because Craig finally stood up and did a 3.2
> > release. Where was Mr. Costin during this time?
> Likely waiting for the release manager at the time (me) to do his job.
> Craig indicated at the time that he was able to get relief from his
> employer to spend work time on putting out the 3.2 release - something we
> all very much appreciate.

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