[kaffe] Re: "Hall of Shame" suggestion
zuse at libero.it
Thu Apr 1 00:45:05 PST 2004
In <406B0191.8040707 at netreach.com> Stuart Ballard wrote:
> I can think of another use for such a page as well: Documenting
> Free/Open Source applications that actively refuse to stop using
> private sun. and com.sun. APIs and thus will never work (fully) on
Yes. t would be good. Although it makes only sense for Free/Open
software as you say.
> Doing this would serve two useful purposes:
> - Documenting the fact that it's not Kaffe's fault that this
> application won't run, or doesn't have all its features working. -
> Provide bad publicity for projects that do this - and therefore
> provide some leverage to persuade the projects that they should change
> their behavior. "You're in our hall of shame - we'll take you off if
> you fix this". People unrelated to Kaffe might also see projects
> there and independently exert pressure on the maintainers, too.
It must not be made in a rude manner though. No ranting. Maybe there
were reasons of using private stuff, maybe contacting the developers of
that specific software is also a good idea.
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