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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Questions about site
Date Tue, 02 May 2006 20:48:05 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> Aaron Mulder wrote:
>> I have to disagree with putting up an ASF option as the default.
>> Let's say there are 50 plugins produced by Apache and 70 by outsiders.
>> We have a choice to make the default a repository containing 50
>> entries, or a repository containing 120 entries.  What makes sense?
> Here's a alternative idea...
> How about hosting the directory/metadata of plugins at the ASF (or 
> even cooler, do something mirrored to avoid the ire of infra when 
> Geronimo is ubiquitous) and just have URLs to the plugin locations...?
> Then that drives all plug-in authors to come and "register" them here 
> - just send a message to the mail list to have it included...
> Then it doesn't matter - you can list plugins under all licenses 
> (including proprietary) - and they are hosted where they are hosted, 
> if you know what I mean.  No worries about Apache hosting things that 
> aren't from the ASF, etc.

I really like this idea.  It's simple and should be easy to setup.


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