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From "James Duncan Davidson" <>
Subject Re: [Vote] Package structure, code sharing and project proposal
Date Thu, 04 Nov 1999 01:44:09 GMT
> 2) each independent project (the PMC boards or general consensus will
> decide if this applies) will follow the package
>     org.apache.<project_name>

+1 -- note this is what we do in Jakarta land already (org.apache.tomcat,

>  c) "share"  -> org.apache.share


> a) general consensus and strong contract: all projects must agree on the
> general consensus or the share classes will provide more harm than good.
> b) creation of a project to control the shared code with own CVS module.
> c) integration with the other projects with stronger CVS and
> distribution link (separate jar files to avoid code duplication in
> classpath).
> d) creation of the board to control the project and a public mail list
> for discussion.
> e) relation to the Java API and other shared libraries: should this
> project be targetted to create a server-side utility API for external
> projects as well? Sort of CPAN for general utility classes?

I know that Brian probably wants to pause on considering this until we get a
few other fires down (and I concur! :) -- but this is an issue that we have
to deal with at some point in the future.

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