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From Emmanuel Bourg <ebo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [all] Going TLP?
Date Wed, 02 May 2007 21:11:33 GMT
Sorry for the dumb question, I may have missed an important thread, but 
what do we gain exactly by moving to a TLP ? What will be different ? I 
can see the external aspects like a new web site, new mailing lists and 
the loss of the Jakarta brand, but I doubt we are moving just for this. 
Will this new structure help us attract more users or more contributors, 
and how ? Will we release more components, more frequently ? Will this 
improve the quality and the visibility of the projects ?

Thank you for enlightening me.

Emmanuel Bourg




Henri Yandell a écrit :
> I think the end should be nigh for Jakarta (those on private@ will
> have seen a thread in which I side-topic'd with the feeling that the
> end should be nigh for Jakarta). Previously I've suggested that
> Commons should flatten into Jakarta and that Jakarta should become a
> general 'Java components' project; however there are some negatives to
> that that I think are critical.
> 
> Firstly, it leaves the future Jakarta with a lot of dead projects that
> are going nowhere. That's not going to change in the short to medium
> term, so it just becomes a millstone for the project's neck.
> 
> Secondly, the Jakarta PMC will always remain a big group of people who
> care about the brand name and the various legacies, rather than a
> small focused PMC. I think this isn't desirable for any active
> community that are a part of Jakarta currently - trying to have a PMC
> that are acting as one community when not being one community doesn't
> work.
> 
> Thirdly, I think by being here we are helping to delay the inevitable
> and keeping the old, broken umbrella going. Moving to TLP will help
> things move along, and will provide a place for things to move to.
> 
> So with that said - I'd like to propose that we move to commons.apache.org.
> 
> Hen
> 
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