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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache should join the open source java discussion
Date Thu, 18 Mar 2004 23:56:30 GMT
David N. Welton wrote:

> Brian McCallister <brianm@apache.org> writes:
> 
> 
>>I suspect that getting a consensus from the ASF members, much less
>>the community at large, as to a stance on open source Java will be
>>pretty difficult. The ASF is made up of individuals, not a small
>>number of which are intimately involved with each of the major JVM
>>providers.
> 
> 
> Is anyone actually against this?  I would find that disheartening.  I
> think a simple, general statement would be a good contribution:
> 
> "The Apache Software Foundation would like to add our encouragement to
> the parties looking into open sourcing some or all of Java.  We are in
> no way opposed to the existance of proprietary software, but in our
> years of experience working with open source infrastructure, have come
> to recognize that having the basic building blocks for some of our
> most successful projects be free would be of enourmous benefit to all
> involved, both individuals and corporations"
> 
> Or something along those lines...short, sweet, not asking, but
> suggesting.
> 

I would totally give my +1 for something like this.

-- 
Stefano.


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