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From "Richard S. Hall" <he...@ungoverned.org>
Subject Re: JSR 291 : OSGi
Date Wed, 01 Mar 2006 23:53:02 GMT
Dain Sundstrom wrote:

> Man, I hope I haven't come off as "Deny All - then Allow".  It is  
> just that only the conterversial proposals are getting brought up.
> I feel that Apache should only support specifications that are  
> developed using an open community process and specs that can be  
> freely implemented under an Apache license.  IMO the Oracle spec  
> limits the ability to implement it under an Apache license, and I  
> feel that the OSGi spec is rubber stamping a spec created outside of  
> the community process.
> My guess is that all of these specs will pass the EC anyway, and we  
> will participate in them.  When is comes to Apache's vote, I don't  
> see why we would vote for a specification that doesn't follow those  
> points.

Is the JCP really as open as you imply? In reality, if you are not a 
member of the JSR EG (and/or an employee of member company/organization) 
then you are basically out of luck when it comes to being able to take 
part in the "open community process". As far as spec implementability, 
that is a non-issue for OSGi since I have been doing it for five years.

-> richard

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