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From "robert burrell donkin" <>
Subject Re: NMS
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2007 20:11:45 GMT
On 6/7/07, James Strachan <> wrote:
> On 6/7/07, Paul Fremantle <> wrote:
> > Maybe we should create a set of APIs that offer genuinely open access
> > to messaging systems on .NET, Java, C, C# etc. Of course if Sun wished
> > to offer us the JMS API under an unencumbered license we could do
> > that, otherwise we could start from scratch.
> >
> > This Apache Messaging API could then be freely implementable under
> > AL2.0 license rules without having to worry about this sort of IP
> FWIW this is why we created NMS for .Net and CMS for C++ along with
> APIs for Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Smalltalk and yes, even Flash as
> well. Though clearly we need clarifiation on whether reading the JMS
> specification 8 years ago (among using heaps of other similar APIs)
> rules you out of being able to create a messaging API ever again :)

sounds like some more process would be useful. we need to understand
and record how and who devised the API since it will necessarily be
similar to many other MOM APIs.

- robert

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