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From Simon Kitching <>
Subject RE: Harmony: project purpose
Date Sat, 07 May 2005 03:45:28 GMT
On Fri, 2005-05-06 at 23:10 -0400, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> Simon Kitching wrote:
> > legally isn't it impossible for a GPL'd project and an
> > ASF'd project to *have* "synergies"?
> Not at all.  Individual authors may contribute their own original works, and
> do not give up that right.  Furthermore, we can design architectures and
> interface specifications that permit pluggability while isolating client
> code from the implementation (and license) of the pluggable.  Think how JDBC
> or JNDI isolate the code from the service provider classes.  That doesn't
> solve distribution issues caused by licensing, but it does address a coding
> issue.
> Right now we're putting a structure -- process and community -- in place.
> The goal is to work WITH others.  As with all other ASF projects, we'll be
> very careful about provenance when accepting code.

But why bother to "work with others"? Why not just join the existing GNU
Classpath and Kaffe projects and work within th
> The Apache Harmony Project is about finding the "harmonics" -- projects and
> people with whom to collaborate -- bring them together.  And don't forget
> that we have a bunch of harmonics here already.  JNDI code with the
> Directory project.  JDBC code with Derby.  Regex code in Jakarta.  APR.
> Lots of really good and usable code.  And we already have other people
> recommending additional harmonics to work with us.  And some of the
> synergies have just amazing potential.

> 	--- Noel
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