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From Glen Stampoultzis <gst...@iinet.net.au>
Subject RE: Leaving POI
Date Tue, 20 Jul 2004 06:37:29 GMT

To get started all you basically need to do is make a change then create a 
patch.  See:

http://jakarta.apache.org/poi/getinvolved/index.html

Look forward to seeing your patches.

Regards,

Glen


At 01:34 PM 20/07/2004, you wrote:
>Congratulations Ryan,
>
>You have done a great work for this open source API,
>
>Regards
>Sudhakar
>
>Oliver,
>
>Although I do not have any experience in developing open source APIs, I 
>would like to join your
>team for contributing my work for the open sources. Since four months as I 
>am in working with
>different document parser API, I think I can understand the work of 
>existing POI in short period.
>
>
>
>Thanks
>sudhakar
>
>
>
>
>--- Piers Taylor <apachedev@2vu.com> wrote:
> > Ryan - well done for all your work which has been invaluable
> > in the development of the Office integration work I did for
> > Goss Interactive. Best of luck with your new job!
> >
> > Andy - I have done some work with Ryan (and am currently
> > rolling our latest fixes/updates into a patch).
> >
> > >unless someone steps up to the plate (volunteers)...
> >
> > Please consider me a prospective volunteer - I am currently
> > reviewing the HWPF code to see what state of play is.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >                 Piers
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: acoliver@apache.org [mailto:acoliver@apache.org]
> > Sent: 19 July 2004 14:07
> > To: poi-dev@jakarta.apache.org; poi-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Leaving POI
> >
> >
> > Congratulations on your new job.  I would have liked to have found a way to
> > bring you on working on POI full-time, but the difficulty of the BSD 
> license
> > with regards to commercial open source really got in our way.  Losing 
> you is
> > a real loss to POI.  If I had it to do over again, POI would have been LGPL
> > or even GPL.
> >
> > As you said, please do not answer questions on this list.  Please do not
> > contribute any code or patches.  It is important that the project remain
> > unencumbered by any legal agreements you may be bound to.
> >
> > I'll always appreciate the work you did and am glad to have known you.
> >
> > -Andy
> >
> > PS.  The severe loss to POI cannot be understated and unless someone steps
> > up to the plate (volunteers) it will fall into disrepair.  Is anyone up to
> > the task?  We can train you on the finer art of bit-tweaking.
> > --
> > Andrew C. Oliver
> > http://www.superlinksoftware.com/poi.jsp
> > Custom enhancements and Commercial Implementation for Jakarta POI
> >
> > http://jakarta.apache.org/poi
> > For Java and Excel, Got POI?
> >
> >
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Glen Stampoultzis
gstamp@iinet.net.au
http://members.iinet.net.au/~gstamp/glen/

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