Is JavaFX going to truly be a community project?
julianjupiter.io at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 13:29:39 UTC 2018
I also agree. JavaFX should be developed outside of any profit organization.
I'm not sure, maybe I'm quick to suggest this: perhaps, a foundation should
be created to foster the development of JavaFX. And anyone (same people
now, amd more) should be encouraged to participate. I'm not against Apache
& Eclipse (they are so fantastic orgs) but I think a foundation whose sole
purpose is to further the development of JavaFX would be better.
And I think this org should be in contant touch with OpenJDK team as well
as other initiatives the could help advance JavaFX (e.g. JSR 377).
On Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 8:38 PM John-Val Rose, <johnvalrose at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Pedro,
> I just happen to agree with you in this issue.
> But, out of all the possible new custodians of JavaFX, I have to say that
> I am always in awe of what Johan and Gluon have already contributed and
> So how do we ensue that OpenJFX is truly “open”?
> I agree that even though Gluon are doing a fantastic job, JavaFX should
> not be a “Gluon product”.
> I think it’s a great move for Oracle to basically relinquish control of
> JavaFX - but to whom?
> I’m not familiar enough with FOSS projects to offer any sage advice but I
> totally agree that a “community” project has to be as open to everyone as
> possible and no person or entity should have a commercial advantage over
> So, basically I like your question, I don’t believe the current scenario
> is satisfactory but unfortunately I confess I can’t offer any suggestions
> of better scenarios.
> John-Val Rose
> > On 1 Sep 2018, at 22:00, Pedro Duque Vieira <pedro.duquevieira at gmail.com>
> > Hi,
> > For JavaFX to start being, truly, a community project it is important
> > it is perceived as a real community effort. Right now it's starting to
> > more like it's changing hands, from being an Oracle project to being a
> > Gluon project.
> > I don't have anything against Gluon, I'd say the same if for instance,
> > instead of Gluon it was JPro or Karakun, or whatever...
> > Hosting the JavaFX docs, builds, installations, etc on a company owned
> > or a company endorsed site sounds like a really bad idea. Which is what's
> > happening right now. If it's to be a community project it should be owned
> > by the community as a whole. As well as being perceived to be owned by
> > community as a whole.
> > Being a one company project will deter the contributions of other players
> > in the JavaFX space. Other players that also offer consultancy services,
> > and JavaFX products will have a big disadvantage towards the company
> > hosting the JavaFX assets and downloads. At the very minimum think about
> > the huge advantage this company will have in publicity when compared to
> > others.
> > A community project is a project where various players join efforts to
> > mutually benefit each other. As soon as this starts being a project
> > benefiting one particular company more than the others it ceases to be a
> > community project.
> > I don't think that anyone would like to join in on the efforts in this
> > scenario.
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Pedro Duque Vieira - https://www.pixelduke.com
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