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From "Piers Taylor" <apache...@2vu.com>
Subject RE: Leaving POI
Date Mon, 19 Jul 2004 19:13:24 GMT
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,

-----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.


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
Custom enhancements and Commercial Implementation for Jakarta POI

For Java and Excel, Got POI?


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