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From "Bernd Fondermann" <bernd.fonderm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Fork mime4j mailing list
Date Thu, 01 Jan 2009 14:55:14 GMT
On 2008-12-29, Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 11:21 AM, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
>
> <snip>
>
> > Folks,
> >
> > The question is whether you want to encourage mime4j to evolve into a
> > separate project with a community of its own or want to keep it closely
> > aligned with James. A separate dev list certainly will not help with the
> > latter.
>
> james is a big project covering a lot of different topics. it's rare
> for any developer to be actively interested in every area.
>
> the server provides a focus for James by drawing together all the
> products developed. this focus creates a core community for the
> project.
>
> as products are factored out, they start to attract use cases beyond
> the core server. this helps to improve the quality of the library. the
> james server-dev list is high volume. this creates a barrier to entry
> for those who are interested in developing these new use cases. so
> IMHO as interest develops in the libraries, it's healthy to encourage
> them to develop their own communities safe in the knowledge that there
> will still be considerable intersection.
>
> it's hard to predict how active and popular FOSS projects will become
> and - of course - one does not necessarily imply the other. i'm happy
> to see a healthy community developing for mime4j and think the time is
> right to allow it a little more space.

+1

mime4j more than other products within James has a chance to develop
its own life and lifecycle. Let's support this proactively.

We should have a formal vote, shouldn't we?

  Bernd

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