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From Andy Lewis <>
Subject RE: Infozone
Date Thu, 08 Jun 2000 13:58:12 GMT
If I could ask an OOS related question here (I know it's actually the Cocoon
list, but this seemed like a good thread for it) - 

What is a good way for a commercial venture to interact with OSS?

I'm involved with one that will hopefully be getting off the ground in a
couple of months, and the general strategy were are looking at is to
dedicate X development staff to existing OSS projects to help move them
forward. All of their work from those individuals will be contributed back
to the project, and then they will be the "product experts" on those
projects while implementing commercial solutions (not contributed) on top of
the OSS infrastructure. Any fatal flaws, flames, or commentaries on that

(This really is relevant since Cocoon will play a major part in the


Andy Lewis

"The heights of genius are only measurable by the depths of stupidity."

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Stefano Mazzocchi []
		Sent:	Thursday, June 08, 2000 7:46 AM
		Subject:	Re: Infozone

		Demo User wrote:

		Demo User???

		> +1 for recognizing that EIPs are very important!  :)
		> -1 for the current implementation :(
		> For starters Jetspeed has been on the scene for a year
already... 1.2 is
		> right around the corner.
		> I would rather the Ozone/Prowler team merge with the
Jetspeed team.  We
		> are trying to do the same thing in certain ways.  This has
already been
		> done with the pending iCalendar implementation, and PSML
		> The other issue is the license.  We can't work with you in
		> configuration... as Stefano pointed out.  Now there are
three camps,
		> Jetspeed/Cocoon/Turbine, Proprietery solutions, and now
Infozone :(

		I know, duplication in OSS is bad, expecially if not driven
by different
		visions but only by licensing differences or "just happened
that way".
		> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
		> <snip>
		> > I'm thinking of using Prowler as CMS under Cocoon, of
		> Honestly I would rather thing of it as Cocoon ->
		> The interesting thing is that I am not sure how much
Prowler applies...
		> in an OSS world.  Content syndication is very rare right
now.... except
		> XMLTree.  Jetspeed has support for this in the Daemon
package.  There is
		> a prototype plugin content subscription architecture in
Jetspeed but I
		> don't see the need.  But then I am probably wrong as usual

		I honestly don't have a clue of what you're talking about...
		> > It would be awesome to be able to distribute such a
thing together with
		> > Cocoon or Jetspeed, creating a sort of full-blown
distribution.... but
		> > the license restrictions will force us to follow other
		> Yeah... a full blown app server has been pending for a
while :)

		AAAHHHHH: second golden rule: _never_ mention "app servers"
if Stefano
		is present. :)
		> > Also, I would like to ask you (note: just personal
curiosity!) why you
		> > felt the need to create yet another open source group
instead of merging
		> > efforts with us or the FSF.
		> Just a rant... I have seen a lot of corporate OSS interest
in creating
		> their own OSS projects/groups.  They get venture, want to
do open source
		> and then have as their project umbrella.  IMO
it is a VERY
		> bad idea.  We are already here, have a strong community,
and have been
		> doing this for a while.  :)

		These companies normally don't last more than two rounds of
		anyway :-)

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to be
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