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From David Blevins <david.blev...@visi.com>
Subject Re: EJB 3.1 and JavaEE6
Date Tue, 29 May 2007 22:31:34 GMT

On May 29, 2007, at 1:13 PM, robert burrell donkin wrote:

> On 5/29/07, David Blevins <david.blevins@visi.com> wrote:
>> On May 27, 2007, at 3:43 AM, robert burrell donkin wrote:
>> > On 5/25/07, David Blevins <david.blevins@visi.com> wrote:
>
> <snip>
>
>> > does someone stop being an expert when they change their employer?
>>
>> I don't know if it's that cut and dry.  When I started on EJB 3.0
>> (220) for example, I was Independent.  Then I joined Gluecode and
>> eventually Gluecode as bought by IBM.  I never got "kicked off" as a
>> 220 Expert during those transitions, but I think that was more an act
>> of them "letting it slide" than anything else.  JSR 220 is over now
>> and I wouldn't expect to be accepted for any new JSRs as an  
>> Independent.
>
> why not?
>
> you are an expert
>
> i may be a little naive but i hope that a specification lead who wants
> to create the best possible specification would want access to the
> best experts possible regardless of employer. the JCP process is
> stacked in favour of the specification lead. they control the process.
> there is no reason why they need to stack the expert panel with their
> supporters. any specification lead who plays politics with expert
> nominations deserves ridicule.

Just to be clear, it's *my* thinking that lead me to ask about the  
Apache seat -- no politics going on.  Seemed natural given my  
involvement in Apache OpenEJB and Apache Geronimo.

-David


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