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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache sub-projects
Date Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:17:33 GMT
On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 03:11:45PM -0700, Will Hartung wrote:
> Taking lounge as an example, if Couch intends to offer "lounge
> capability" as a first class service, and, in the end, obsolete
> lounge, then the decision needs to be made whether to "incorporate and
> absorb" lounge, or, effectively, "compete against" lounge.
>
> Making it a 'sub project', leads more towards the former "incorporate"
> option. If it intends to compete, then, clearly, lounge has no formal
> place within the project.
>
> Mind, even if lounge in its current incarnation goes against the way
> "most folks" would want to eventually see lounge-like capability
> implemented in couch (i.e. native erlang rather than a bolted on,
> external service, or whatever), incorporating the existing project
> with the intent towards incorporation helps funnel the energy and more
> formally direct the effort.

I think that this might form a nice guiding principal:

  All sub-projects will eventually be merged into CouchDB, or abandoned.

Are there any flaws to this approach?

Thanks,

-- 
Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater

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