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From "Hubert Rabago" <>
Subject Re: Open Source Motivations (Re: I Apologize)
Date Thu, 30 Mar 2006 19:01:29 GMT

Not everyone who posts on the lists are insiders.

If you want some insider info, go to the actual people doing the work,
like Don Brown.


On 3/30/06, Al Eridani <> wrote:
> On 3/29/06, Craig McClanahan <> wrote:
> > You need to pay attention to the credibility of who is doing the
> > "describing" that you are referring to.
> I just go by what the insiders have published here. If the insiders have
> no credibility, let's turn off the lights and go home.
> When the WebWork deal was announced it was made clear that WebWork
> was so much better that there was no point in trying to shoehorn it in
> the current codebase, but a new Struts Action 2 was going to be created
> that was going to be, essentially, WebWork.
> The current Struts, so bad that it could not be fixed, was going to be
> re-christened as Struts Action 1 and, for all intents and purposes,
> mothballed.
> Of course, it was not put this bluntly, but that was the gist of it.
> Now, to me this qualifies more as a takeover than a merger; a revolution
> not evolution. Which, by the way, is fine with me.
> What is not so fine is trying to cling to the Struts name because of its
> value as a brand, even though the software is completely different.
> If you are now interested in JSF, more power to you, just let go of the
> Struts name. If the other committers think that WebWork is much
> better, they should join the WebWork project and leave the reins of
> the Struts project with someone else.
> Names that confuse are not very useful.

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