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From "Dion Gillard" <d...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Suspend ASF Java development for one week
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2007 04:40:16 GMT
Seems like a WOFTAE to me.

If I wanted to explore Mono, Ruby, Erlang etc, I'd already be doing it.

It seems that it would be punishing the ASF communities (committers, users
etc) for Sun's actions, and sending a message that the ASF much like Big
Brother (the novel incarnation, not the tv).

On 8/12/07, Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne@joda.org> wrote:
> Steve Loughran wrote:
> > But, Actions do speak louder than words sometimes [snip]
> > There's not much we can do in response, other than cut
> > back on java coding. Accordingly, after I make the next product release
> > tomorrow, I will stop writing a single line of Java code for the rest of
> > august. Because there are other things out there, and the one that
> > interests me has the name Erlang. Time to start the first erlang-related
> > work at apache, I think
> This comment, got me thinking... what if the ASF suspended Java
> development for one week (or even a month). It could be either a
> voluntary personal decision by each committer, or more strongly enforced.
> It would definitely get press attention, and would be a valid next step
> response from our side. It might also make Sun begin to realise that
> they lose if the ASF walks away from the JCP and Java.
> Perhaps the time could be used for the developers not working on Java to
> have a mini-hackathon in Scala or Erlang or Ruby...
> Any thoughts?
> Stephen

dIon Gillard
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