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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [C1] contrib directory
Date Tue, 17 Oct 2000 11:46:49 GMT
Robin Green wrote:
> Sorry to rehash this, but yet another user-supplied logicsheet for Cocoon 1
> has been announced on cocoon-users (hooray!) - there are now quite a number
> of such external logicsheets not included in the distro. I can't remember
> what was decided, if anything about these, because Donald's logicsheet was
> in contrib, but it was moved to the "core".
> Options: (No offense to any logicsheet writers intended!!)
> (1) - Put everything in the core distribution. But I don't want to have to
> test it all, and it would be bad to include any old junk without testing it
> first.

> (2) - Put them in a contrib directory in CVS but make it clear they _may_ be
> flaky; move them into the main distro if and when they are reasonably
> "proven".

not bad
> (3) - Links only in the documentation (this would have to be done anyway in
> cases where contributors weren't willing to "sign" copyright away to the ASF
> and release it under the cocoon license, I think). 

yes, absolutely.

> Again make it clear that
> "these are not maintained by the Cocoon project and we offer no guarantees"
> etc. I'm happy to do this right away if (1) or (2) are not agreed upon.

Here is the pseudopolicy I would suggest:

 if (code is licensed under the APL) 
    (code is about an open standard/API) {
        goto 2)
 } else {
        goto 3)

then, propose a move from 2) to 1) when an active developer feels like

How does it sound?

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