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From Russel Winder <>
Subject Re: Groovy to develop for Android
Date Thu, 21 May 2015 11:46:50 GMT
On Wed, 2015-05-20 at 19:09 -0600, Paco Zarate wrote:
> Also I would suggest looking at the committers list from their source
> repository,  it can give you and idea on who and how many are the 
> kotlin
> developers, it they are all from Jetbrains or just one developer it 
> would
> be a yellow alert in comparison with Groovy, because kotlin would 
> have the
> resources concentrated, so if there is a change on Jetbrains business
> (priorities, financial, etc), the entire project is in risk. I like 
> that
> Groovy is diverse in their core team and makes me feel more 
> comfortable
> even on this transition times from Pivotal's stewardship.

It is worth remembering that whilst Kotlin is a FOSS project, it is
being developed by JetBrains for writing the JetBrains products.
Whether or not Kotlin gains traction with others, JetBrains are, at
least in the short and medium term committed to making a "better Java".
Dr Russel Winder      t: +44 20 7585 2200   voip:
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