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From "Morrison, John" <John.Morri...@uk.experian.com>
Subject RE: Cocoon sandbox @ Sourceforge? (Re: [Proposal] Cocoon Sandbox)
Date Thu, 27 Feb 2003 09:18:03 GMT
> From: Martin Holz [mailto:holz@fiz-chemie.de]
> "John Morrison" <john.r.morrison@ntlworld.com> writes:
> 
> > > From: Martin Holz
> > > "Morrison, John" <John.Morrison@uk.experian.com> writes:
> > I know what Sourceforge is.  But (and this is the *major* point)
> > it's not Apache.
> 
> I totally agree. Apache is a quality brand. It is 
> somewhat conservative and that's good. You can bet your
> business on it, because it will maintain software for
> years to come. Apache should not host code, it is
> not willing to maintain.

Exactly.  Much better put than my wording!

> > The "Apache" brand shouldn't, IMHO, _require_ projects to use
> > Sourceforge.  
>
> It is a privilege for a project to be hosted by ASF. 

If people do set project up in SF, would there be a process where
they can move to the ASF?  Would that be sensible?

> > I don't know much about the infrastructure behind
> > Sourceforge (I only know a little about what's behind Apache), but
> > I don't know what would happen to all source thats there if the
> > money went away.  I don't believe Apache would.
> 
> Cocoon should not depend on sourceforge. But I have no problem
> with sourceforge projects depending on cocoon. 

OK.

J.

> Hopefully any sourceforge committer has a private backup of the
> essential source code. If sourceforge stops operating, projects
> can move. There are other places to host projects.
> 
> Martin  
> 


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