These plugins contain the command framework used by the Web services tools
currently but could potentially be used by other components. That's
why they reside in the webtools.common project. These plugins were
contributed by developers who currently also work on the Web services project
and are maintained by them. Since these plugins are currently only
used by the Web services plugins (and I'm not aware of any team planning
to use that framework), I propose to move these plugins to webtools.webservices
project to make the effort in committing changes to those plugins easier
for these developers. Note that the org.eclipse.wst.common.environment
plugin which contains the environment frameswork will remain in webtools.common
since the J2EE team is actively using it.
I've opened RFE 264262 (https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=264262)
for making this change. Please enter your comments there if you have
any concern over this move targetted for WTP 3.1 M6.