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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Handling Innovation and Producing an RI
Date Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:13:29 GMT

On Feb 19, 2008, at 9:23 AM, Endre StĂžlsvik wrote:

> kelvin goodson wrote:
>> I would like to understand how Apache projects which develop JSR  
>> reference implementations (RI) handle the apparent conflict between  
>> developing an RI,  and having a project that innovates outside the  
>> specification.
> Very good question. It seems a bit to me like Apache finds it  
> flattering that RIs are developed (or rather, "dumped") here, while  
> there is no actual standard, formal or de-facto, of how to handle  
> the obvious conflict you describe.

Where is the conflict?


>  The NoNameYet proposal currently circulating on General@Incubator  
> would probably also like to know the answer to this question - some  
> official guidelines would probably be good.
> (An obvious way that I've understood one project used (JackRabbit),  
> was to fork the project into a RI branch, and then continue with the  
> development on head. Makes one wonder how the next version of the  
> standard should be done..)
> PS: It suddenly occurred to me that you've been involved in the NNY  
> proposal thread. That thread have been cut into 4 threads:
> http://www.nabble.com/forum/Search.jtp?forum=378&local=y&query=NoNameYet
> Regarding JackRabbit RI for JSR 170:
>  http://www.nabble.com/forum/ViewPost.jtp?post=15248243&framed=y
> Kind regards,
> Endre.

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