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From "Koundinya \(Sudhakar Chavali\)" <sudhakar_koundi...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Leaving POI
Date Tue, 20 Jul 2004 03:34:21 GMT
Congratulations Ryan,

You have done a great work for this open source API,



Although I do not have any experience in developing open source APIs, I would like to join
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


--- 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
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