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From steven.no...@the-ecorp.com
Subject FW: xml.apache.org charter proposal
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2001 08:15:48 GMT
Anyone comments on this? What's the story about a separate PMC for Cocoon???

</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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