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Re: [ee4j-community] Feedback to Joint Community Open Letter on Java EE Naming and Packaging

On 2018-01-16 3:59 PM, Guillermo González de Agüero wrote:
And that's great. A new process with the spirit of the JCP,  but without its lacks. I have no doubt this move will be beneficial for everybody.

But I can't consider it a JCP replacement (in the sense of the home for Java standards) if it lacks former privileges. There's where my doubts lay.

There, at its heart is the dilemma. "I have no doubt this move will be beneficial for everybody....except I will doubt anything that changes." (If you will pardon the paraphrasing.)

Sadly, we cannot have our cake and eat it too.

I understand that it would be wonderful if we could construct a scenario where we had every single good thing about the status quo, coupled with the goodness that will come from being open and vendor-neutral. Unfortunately, that cannot happen for the reasons Will explained in the initial email in this thread. Switching from single vendor to multi-vendor does come with some unavoidable changes. Everyone involved in this is working very hard on ensuring backwards compatibility, and keeping changes to the bare minimum. But some changes cannot be avoided.

El mar., 16 ene. 2018 21:51, Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> escribió:
On 2018-01-16 3:39 PM, Guillermo González de Agüero wrote:
> If the JCP doesn't fit the needs of Java EE nomore, then go *replace* it.

That is exactly what is happening here.

The Eclipse Foundation is going to be creating a new specification
process which will replace the role of the JCP as it currently pertains
to Java EE. That new spec process will hopefully fix many of the issues
with the JCP. I can guarantee that it will not have the existing "get
all the IP" Spec Lead role. Similarly I can guarantee that it will not
have any special votes or roles for Oracle or any other special company.

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