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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: ratification of Cocoon mission statement
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2004 15:00:46 GMT
Added CC to PMC list for the record (so PMC archive will have this).

Steven Noels wrote:

> Hi,
> there were comments at the time of Cocoon's migration to TLP status 
> that our mission was self-referencing, so we had a short discussion on 
> the developers list which resulted in a new mission statement, needing 
> ratification by the board:
> "The Apache Cocoon Community Project fosters community-based 
> exploration, design and implementation of application frameworks, 
> specifically but not exclusively web-related. It focuses on XML 
> pipelining, centralized configuration mechanisms and separation of 
> concerns through composability rather than programmability, by 
> combining and extending existing Apache and other open source 
> libraries. It hosts application development frameworks, applications 
> built on these frameworks, and development tools built for these 
> frameworks and applications."
> The reservation w.r.t. making our mission "web application 
> development-only", suggested by making "non-web-exclusiveness" 
> explicit in our mission statement is because Cocoon is designed to be 
> largely context-independent, and that, apart from the obvious Servlet 
> incantation, there also exists a Bean variant, a CLI interface, and it 
> can also be hosted in a JSR168 Portlet container.
> In case this statement meets the requirements of the board, please 
> include it into the next board meeting agenda for ratification.
> Thanks!
> </Steven>

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