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From Martin Cooper <>
Subject Re: ajax proposal?
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2006 05:03:13 GMT

On Thu, 5 Jan 2006, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> 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.

Oh, I am too. I'd just prefer to start off on the right foot.

Martin Cooper

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