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From Oliver Heger <oliver.he...@oliver-heger.de>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Math TLP...
Date Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:23:42 GMT
Am 27.08.2013 15:57, schrieb Phil Steitz:
> On 8/27/13 6:31 AM, James Carman wrote:
>> It was mentioned the other day, so I thought I would propose a formal
>> discussion.  Is it time to let [math] "leave the nest"?  I would doubt
>> there are very many of us qualified to work on such a library here in
>> Commons.  I have a degree in Mathematics, but I haven't used the
>> advanced math in such a long time that I probably wouldn't even really
>> know where to start.  Would it be easier to build a larger community
>> around a new TLP?  Would it be more visible that way, as opposed to
>> being tucked away in our little neck of the woods?
> 
> Here is just one HO:
> 
> We get big benefit from contributions from non-mathematicians in
> [math].  In fact, I suspect that most of the core developers are not
> mathematicians by training.  Sure, we need mathematical knowledge to
> develop algorithms, but there is a boatload of stuff that we get
> valuable help from other commons community members on.
> 
> I am not sure TLP would make much of a difference in terms of
> "visibility" and I don't think we are not really hurting for that,
> IMO.  What we need is what other commons components need - committed
> committers.  We have found them here and I am sure we will continue
> to find more.
> 
> One final comment is that some of us also help on other components,
> so [math] is itself a source of volunteers for commons.
> 
> So my HO is both [math] and commons are better off staying
> together.  I understand fully; however, if those not interested in
> [math] feel differently and would rather see us move to TLP.

My HO is also that [math] should stay here in commons. There is indeed
synergy.

I use to skip the discussions requiring mathematical knowledge and
background, but the ones related to design and programming issues are
quite interesting.

Oliver

> 
> Phil
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