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Blog Archive for schaefa during December 2004

I feel obligated to add some corrections to my original email to avoid confusions and distress by the developer of Maven 2 because any open-source developers deserves respect for the time and effort he/she spends on such project help all of us. First, Maven2 is alive and kicking and they have successful builds. Compared to Ant2 and XDoclet2 they are well underway. The future will be the...
Lately I was made to look into Maven 2 and started wondering why so many complete rewrites of popular open-source projects never make it. In my view it comes down to the resistance of people to changes which has nothing to do with software development at all. In case you do not believe me try to explain why most PC users still are using Windows with all its problems instead of switching to Linux...
I do not like legal discussions or disputes because here in the US it is quite often big money against little money and as a single person you are silenced by big corporations' power. I also know that I go on a slippery slope here but I think it is important for all of us to know where and how the name Java can be used and why some 'entities' can use Java in their name and other do not. In Ted...