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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: GSoC proposal "lenya-forrest-doco"
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2006 02:31:37 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> >Regarding Thorsten's proposal for Doco at
> >http://wiki.apache.org/general/SummerOfCode2006
> >
> >I see the phrases "for apache projects" and
> >"for Apache wide usage".
> >
> >We have been very careful at Forrest recently to not push
> >our products in that way. If other Apache projects want
> >to utilise it, then that is their choice.
> >
> >For example see the recent kerfuffle at Incubator and
> >the animosity towards Forrest.
> >
> >Also see the proposal for assisting with site-dev@
> >solutions for general documentation publishing solutions.
> >We took great care to make sure that Forrest is just
> >another tool.
> >http://people.apache.org/~crossley/proposal-asf-publish.html
> >http://people.apache.org/~rgardler/site-dev/Site-Build.html
> >
> >So as a Forrest PMC member, i am concerned about opening
> >this can of worms again.
> >
> >I suggest that those words be removed so that it is just
> >a generic documentation publication and CMS solution.
> >What do others think?
> 
> It would certainly make things more acceptable to other ASF people - who 
> will ultimately decide what projects get accepted. It is also likely to 
> reduce the flack the project may cop.
> 
> As long as Thorsten understands that the changing the words does not 
> change the value of the proposal.

That was one other reason that i raised this issue.
I don't see the need for limiting its scope. Sure,
as always, the ASF is a good "use case".

So i think that this change of words will enhance
the proposal in various ways.

-David

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