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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Fork mime4j mailing list
Date Fri, 02 Jan 2009 08:39:21 GMT
On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Bernd Fondermann
<bernd.fondermann@googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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?

perhaps

i still hope a few more developers will jump into this discussion thread...

- robert

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