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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: ajax proposal?
Date Thu, 05 Jan 2006 19:36:10 GMT

On Jan 5, 2006, at 1:38 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Martin Cooper wrote:
>> On 1/4/06, Sanjiva Weerawarana <> wrote:
>>> So .. amidst all of our soul searching .. what'd we decide to do  
>>> with
>>> the Ajax proposal from IBM et al.?? Did I miss the vote and  
>>> decision??
>> I don't believe there is a sponsoring PMC at this point.
> Once we have had a chance to digest all the input and finish  
> dotting the I's and crossing the T's from a legal perspective, Adam  
> or I will come back to ask for a vote.
>> Personally, I would prefer that the ASF not accept _any_ AJAX  
>> framework at
>> this point in time. The area is relatively new and in a great deal  
>> of flux
>> right now, and "crowning" one of them with the ASF brand will  
>> create a de
>> facto standard instead of letting the market decide, whether we  
>> like it or
>> not.
>> I realise that the Incubator doesn't work that way, though, and  
>> that plenty
>> of people don't seem to care / mind that we'd create a (premature,  
>> IMHO) de
>> facto standard, but I can always hope. ;-)
> Sanjiva and I have experience with Apache SOAP.  Two rewrites  
> later, and there is a thriving community working on Apache Axis2.
> The goal here is not to "crown" anything, but to provide the grain  
> of sand that will lead to the production of a pearl.

I am a big +1 on the ASF getting "involved" with AJAX.

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