[jdom-interest] JSR-102

Richard Dettinger cujo at us.ibm.com
Wed Sep 15 12:58:59 PDT 2004

FWIW:  While I conceptually agree that a smaller JDK is a reasonable goal,
there are significant hurdles to large software project adoption
of open source projects.  For example, here at IBM we've been unable to
gain the right to use JDOM because the originality of the source code
is difficult to verify.  This perhaps seems crazy until you factor in
ongoing issues with SCO.

JDOM as a component of the JDK would eliminate those hurdles to adoption.

Its just another perspective to at least consider.

Richard D. Dettinger
IBM Life Sciences Development
Tel: 507-253-7364
Fax: 507-253-4728

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Personally, I prefer to keep the JDK small. Fact is, not everyone needs
JDOM. I'm not sure bundling it with the JDK really helps all that much.

Also, as Xerces has proved, bundling something in the JDK makes it much
harder to upgrade JDOM and fix bugs in it in the future. Projects
outside the JDK can evolve independently of the JDK on their own schedule.

Elliotte Rusty Harold
elharo at metalab.unc.edu

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