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Date: 2004-04-24 (17:38)
From: Nicolas Cannasse <warplayer@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] The Missing Library
> On Sat, 24 Apr 2004, Shawn Wagner wrote:
> > > - SF.net ExtLib is part of a community process, it accepts inputs and
> > > contributions from everyone. Although I'm the main contributor and
> > > pushing the project up, I'm not alone and every addon is first openly
> > > discussed on the mailling list.
> > > - Shawn ExtLib is personnal project , so I would actually except Shawn
> > > rename its library, without caring about the "first-released"
> > >
> >
> > Um. I'll take code, suggestions, and bug reports and fixes from
> > I'm pretty sure that's mentioned in the README.
> If Shawn is not willing to change the name of his library, and if it is
> true that this library was publicly available and announced on the Humps,
> the Caml list db, etc... before the other one, it is clear that it was a
> mistake to re-use the name and it should be fixed as soon as possible.
> Nobody has any authority to tell the extlib.sf.net developers what to do,
> but if their project pretends to target the whole community and aims at
> getting widely accepted, they'd better comply with basic social rules,
> My 0.02 EUR.
>   Alain

You're true about that, and other ExtLib people of course checked that there
was so other library with the same name when we started ( I did ). As this
time, Shawn's ExtLib was not registered not announced anywhere. However it
did a release on 6 Jul 2003, only on Gerd's "OCaml Link Database" and was
not featured on the mailing list. As this time we (sf.net extlib people)
were actively working at releasing the first version and several topics on
the caml list had already been announced what we were doing and how it will
be called :-)

That's for my 0.03 Eur :-)

Nicolas Cannasse

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