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From "Adrian Sutton" <adrian.sut...@ephox.com>
Subject RE: What should we do about sandbox ? RE: License and copyright issues
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2002 04:13:36 GMT
>I would propose to ask the sandbox to be removed from viewcvs
>and the eventually discuss what to do about the public cvs.
>As a way to protect ourself. I wouldn't mind if this is voted
>down :-)
>
>What do you think about this issue ? Any other proposed solutions ?

As a non-committer, I'd have to be very strongly against closing the sandbox
CVS repository unless it was definitely a legal requirement.  I say this not
so much because I wouldn't have access (I don't currently use anything from
sandbox) but because it would be a limiting factor on the community
development for sandbox projects.

There seems to be the feeling that community == committers around the ASF
but I definitely think there is more to it than that (what's the ratio of
committers to non-committers on this list for instance?).

I think it is also important to present a welcoming face to new comers so
that they stay around and contribute (possibly becomming committers in
time).  Closing things off creates the impression that ASF is an elite club
rather than an open collaboration.

Of course, this is all completely irrelevant if sandbox has to be kept
closed for legal reasons, but it is probably worth keeping in mind.

Yours,

Adrian Sutton, Software Engineer
Ephox Corporation
www.ephox.com

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