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RE: Sun and independent developers
- From: Leigh Dodds <email@example.com>
- To: Dave Winer <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 16:06:28 +0100
Is the issue to do with the fact that the work on XML-RPC isn't
being recognised (e.g. as a possible source of implementation
experience), or that this JCR may sideline that work by putting
a rubber stamp on SOAP/XP?
As the JCR notes that, it "will not attempt to develop,
define, or constrain network protocols or network data formats
or network interface definition languages.", its seems like XML-RPC
could be supported as a "pluggable" (to quote the JCR again) protocol
just like any other. So there doesn't seem much scope for sidelining.
It's certainly surprising that XML-RPC isn't noted as a reference
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Winer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 06 September 2001 15:48
> To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
> email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
> Cc: Tim O'Reilly
> Subject: Sun and independent developers
> To whom it may concern..
> A few months ago a document  appeared entitled "Java APIs for
> XML RPC." I
> sent an email to Anne Thomas-Manes, strenuously objecting. The document
> didn't point to XML-RPC , although it attempts to survey the
> landscape in
> XML-over-HTTP protocols. XML-RPC was the first such protocol, and arguably
> is the most used, with 45 implementations  (including Java), a frozen
> spec, and a very active developer community.
> Their lawyers got in the loop and claimed that they had the right
> to confuse
> developers and users, however, as a "courtesy to Dave Winer," they changed
> the document and the crisis was over. Yesterday Paul Nakada  discovered
> that the document is back in its original form, with support from lots of
> well-known companies. This is disturbing. It isn't about me, forget the
> courtesy, try self-respect, and support for independent developers.
> There are so many reasons for the XML-RPC community to work with Sun. We
> could help them stay in the market if they just worked with us -- instead
> they pick on us. Unbelievable. They just must not be thinking
> at Sun. Maybe this could get the conversation going about how to
> Java to preserve developer choice. It's really quite simple. Just ask and
> we'll help you.
> BTW, I got an email from Anne saying she had left Sun to work at Idoox.
> Perhaps that has something to do with this reversal.
> Bottom-line, if you work at Sun, or work at one of their partner
> especially if your company is listed as a supporter on that page
> , get in
> touch with the people responsible for this work and ask them to
> get in touch
> with the XML-RPC community. Instead of trying to roll us over
> (why?) -- work
> with us. We want a multi-party system. We don't want to get in the trunk
> with Microsoft. We want our independence, and for that, we want
> to see Java
> stay strong. The term XML-RPC means something. Respect that, and
> enhance it.
> Thanks for listening.
> Dave Winer
> UserLand Software
>  http://jcp.org/jsr/detail/101.jsp
>  http://www.xmlrpc.com/
>  http://www.xmlrpc.com/directory/1568/implementations
>  http://mynakada.weblogs.com/2001/09/05
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