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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: GSoC proposal "lenya-forrest-doco"
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2006 01:14:49 GMT
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.

Ross

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