Is JavaFX going to truly be a community project?

John-Val Rose johnvalrose at
Sun Sep 2 23:26:07 UTC 2018

Mike, can you explain what you mean by a “JavaFX website”?

> On 3 Sep 2018, at 02:59, Mike Hearn <mike at> wrote:
> I believe you're over-thinking this Pedro. A quote from Margaret Thatcher
> springs to mind:
> "They are casting their problems on society and who is society? There is no
>> such thing! There are individual men and women and there are families and
>> no government can do anything except through people and people look to
>> themselves first."
> Her point was that when someone says "the community should do this", that's
> an abstraction - the community is nothing more than people, sometimes
> individuals and sometimes organised into companies. Gluon and Oracle are
> both clearly critical parts of the JavaFX community and that's a good
> thing. I'm not sure why it would be off-putting. After all, JavaFX is based
> on Java and the Java community is mostly made of companies too (Oracle, Red
> Hat, Intel, Azul etc).
> Perhaps the JavaFX community will get more organised with time - I believe
> the "community-ness" feeling would be significantly enhanced with simple
> things like a JavaFX website. Perhaps you can contribute such a thing, as
> it would not involve core JavaFX hacking?

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