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Why so many open source persistence frameworks?

 
sriram sankar
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Hibernate
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Open JPA
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Why can't we have one open source and rely on it?
 
Bear Bibeault
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iBatis

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Because one size never fits all.
 
Paul Clapham
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Because they all, um, steal each other's good ideas and thus improvement takes place. If you just had one framework which was imposed upon you by a large and powerful corporation (not mentioning any names) then you would have to trust that corporation to come up with the good ideas all by itself.
 
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