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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: FW: xml.apache.org charter proposal
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2001 13:33:39 GMT
steven.noels@the-ecorp.com wrote:
> 
> Anyone comments on this? What's the story about a separate PMC for Cocoon???

The discussions on that fizzled out.  The consensus was that we should wait
on that.  When it is revisited (I don't know when), we will have a platform
for Cocoon and Cocoon based projects.

> </Steven>
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Scott_Boag@lotus.com [mailto:Scott_Boag@lotus.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 7:40 AM
> > To: general@xml.apache.org
> > Subject: xml.apache.org charter proposal
> >
> >
> > Here is my rough proposal for a revamped charter/mission statement for
> > xml.apache.org:
> >
> > ========
> > The mission of the xml.apache.org project is:
> >
> > to provide commercial-quality, high-performance, well-tested,
> > standards-based XML components that are developed in an open and
> > collaborative fashion.
> >
> >      We define "XML Component" as being that which processes a
> >      standard that is based on XML, and which is generally
> >      applicable to a wide variety of applications.  Parsers,
> >       processors, editing tools, diagnostic tools, and
> >       XML-specific databases are examples of what we mean
> >       by components.
> >
> > to provide feedback to standards bodies (such as IETF and W3C) from an
> > implementation perspective.
> >
> > to build an XML infrastructure that fits into a coherent
> > architecture, in
> > order to enable and encourage use of XML.
> > ========
> >
> > By this charter, Cocoon would not today be accepted.
> > However, it should be
> > kept as part of xml.apache.org as long as they wish to stay
> > (I hear they
> > are thinking of forming their own PMC, so this shouldn't be an issue).
> >
> > The reason to constrain the mission is that XML is like motor
> > oil... it is
> > being used all over the machine.  Use of XML alone should not
> > be part of
> > our acceptence criteria.  We should have a clear idea of what
> > we are trying
> > to do.  I'm not sure the above is it, but it's a first swag,
> > and hopefully
> > a good starting point for discussion...
> >
> > -scott
> >
> >
> >
> >
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