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From Stefan Reich <>
Subject Re: JavaX
Date Mon, 11 May 2015 11:08:58 GMT
Hi all!

Thanks for your answers :-)

> Are you working alone on the project? Do you have any other contributors
the code base? Perhaps it might be a good seed for the new community?

I am trying hard to find other contributors. There is a certain state of
blockade it seems...

Contributors, however, would include just people who program with JavaX.
That is a very low hurdle (just requires knowledge of Java). I can do all
the rest, including advancing the language.

I am very fine with being the official person in charge within the
incubated project, if that is possible.

What I need to break through with the project, I think, is some more
attention and maybe a bit of "endorsement". If JavaX is part of the Apache
incubator, that could just be that kind of endorsement.

Please tell me how to proceed! This is all like a bootstrapping process;
taking the initial hurdle of building a user base. I have worked on this in
various ways since at least 2011. It's quite a bit of work moving up from
being a "nobody", but I think it can be done... :-)

(PS: I read the slides about the ASF and I agree with almost everything.
The only thing I'm not sure about is the voting process, like who exactly
gets to vote and veto and so on. I've seen too many saboteurs in my days

All the best,

On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 4:10 AM, Konstantin Boudnik <> wrote:

> On Sat, May 09, 2015 at 02:28PM, Stefan Reich wrote:
> > Hi incubators! :-)
> >
> > I'd like to find a home for the "JavaX" project (
> >
> > JavaX is a super-extensible version of Java.
> >
> > It's probably the easiest way to extend any language existing right now.
> > Translators for language extensions are collected in a central repository
> > for everyone to use.
> >
> > JavaX's current download is 18k (very compact), yet it does all I need it
> > to do thanks to the flexible translation architecture that downloads
> > language extensions from the repository on the fly.
> >
> > (There is certainly stuff to add though, like support for Windows.)
> >
> > We also have a little user group in Hamburg (
> >
> >
> > If Apache is interested, I'd have the following offer: As far as I am
> > concerned, Apache can proceed in any way the like. You can subject the
> > language to an organisational process, install stewards, publish the
> > language and so on. The stewards don't even have to be or include me. :-)
> Do you want to come to the Apache and build a community of like-minded
> people
> to advance the project further? If so - the Incubator is the right place to
> start. If you simply want to donate the code: as Ted said Apache won't
> simply
> "take over" :)
> > The one thing I require is that I retain the right to do the same thing -
> > publish and talk about the language by myself, call my products JavaX and
> > so on.
> That's totally permitted under the ASL2.0 terms. There're some
> restrictions on
> how the Apache project names could be used, but that's pretty much all.
> E.g.
> you can make a project Bar that include Apache Foo and call it "Apache
> Foo".
> However, you can totally say Bar including (or powered by) Apache Foo.
> > So there might be a split, but I wouldn't even find that bad.
> >
> > If there is no split and we all collaborate - that is also acceptable. I
> > don't know if I want to be an official part of the ASF or so... that is
> why
> > I propose that other way of you actually doing what you want.
> >
> > Of course I always like to advise, but as I said, you as a foundation
> could
> > even "grab" the whole language and call it yours. I am a very open
> person.
> Are you working alone on the project? Do you have any other contributors to
> the code base? Perhaps it might be a good seed for the new community?
> Hope it helps a bit.
>   Cos
> >
> > Tell me if and how you'd all like to proceed :-)
> >
> > All the best,
> > Stefan
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