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From Martin Stricker <shu...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: [xml-commons][VOTE] META-INF/services
Date Thu, 24 May 2001 22:36:58 GMT
Shane Curcuru schrieb:
> ---- you cmanolache@yahoo.com wrote ----
> > > Question #5: Should we add code to pick up
> > > "org.xml.sax.parser" default from META-INF/services (to
> > > be consistent across the board?) right now the
> > > code just looks at System.getProperty. (my vote +1)
> > +1
> > That should be done in org.xml.sax - but I'm not
> > sure we can/should modify
> > the original APIs.
> >
> > If you think it's ok to do so - it would be just
> > great !
> +0 from Shane.  We need more discussion on what it
> means to have external sources checked in here.
> First off, I'd really like to see only 'authentic'
> sources originally populated directly from external
> standards bodies or the like (D.Megginson, Sun,
> whoever).
> Then the original sources should be tagged with the
> specific name/identifier/version number that the
> external standards body uses for that release, so we
> know exactly which version of our sources matches with
> what other people may have gotten from external
> standards bodies (I'd call them 'ESB's but then I'd
> think of Red Hook beer 8-)
> I think we should then, after a discussion/vote on the
> commons or general list, feel free to modify the
> sources if we need to.  But a little caution is called
> for so we don't give users compatibility problems with
> their other pre-existing applications.
> Oh, and we need to double-check licenses too.  I'd say
> have our files all just point to the apache license,
> instead of copying and pasting the text into every
> file, and then have a separate license file for
> top-level subdirectories that reminds people the files
> there have a different license.

I think we should *not* alter external code due to compatibility issues.
The only exception I can think of (any other reasons?) is to fix bugs.
Even there we should be *very* careful!

Best regards,
Martin Stricker
Homepage http://www.martin-stricker.de/
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