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From Henri Gomez <hgo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [5.0] Cluster features
Date Tue, 03 Dec 2002 16:56:19 GMT
Remy Maucherat wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I think the clustering features in Tomcat 5 should get an overhaul.
> Despite some licensing dicrepancies, I plan to use JavaGroups for the
> task (LGPL license), as well as some code which was donated a while ago
> by Filip Hanik. Based on what is already done, the amount of work that 
> will have to be done to have quality clustering features seems small.
> 
> Most of the current clustering API will be removed in the process, since
> it doesn't seem to be maintained anymore, and didn't evolve past
> experimental stage (if I am wrong on that, let me know).
> 
> I also plan to bundle JavaGroups with Tomcat 5, as it only adds a 1MB
> standalone JAR. Configuring Tomcat for clustering will be quite easy
> once all the code is in place.
> 
> I don't know if that plan is acceptable for everyone. Originally,
> I -1ed the code submission because of licensing and absence of
> integration with the existing Cluster API. The licensing issue is still 
> there, but since the Cluster API now seems sort of dead, another 
> solution has to be found (IMO, of course there's JK available).
> 
> Comments ?

I could be a full +1, if we could convince them to make JavaGroups 
BSD/Apache licence.

Or use something related with BSD license (see mod_backend)

Regards




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