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From Samul Kevin <>
Subject Re: Blluesky PMC report
Date Tue, 14 Apr 2009 08:24:27 GMT
Hi, BIll
   i finished the coding work and almost complete the testing job. i took a
view of the grant file today. Is there a sample to guide me fill all the


2009/4/8 Bill Stoddard <>

> Samul Kevin wrote:
>> 2009/4/8 Bertrand Delacretaz <>
>>> Hi,
>>> On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 2:20 PM, Samul Kevin <>
>>> wrote:
>>> It would be good, IMHO, to include some info about the community side
>>> of things...a recent thread [1] seems to indicate that most of the
>>> BlueSky committers are not working on the project anymore.
>>  And the people who are now contributing to the project are not listed as
>> commiters.  It does not matter. Though acting slowly, people are working.
>> I
>> am now more  seriously concerned about the progress. I thought the
>> speeding
>> of podling would be fastened , however, it is still like turtle
>> 1 and 3/4 month since the beginning of this semester. Yes,
>> things get a little better now. But i don't think it is good enough. We
>> have
>> reasons, as having classes or working on several projects simultaneously,
>> nevertheless, i don't think we can treat them as excuses to fend off not
>> doing THIS PROJECT good.
> A critical milestone will be getting the code grant in place and checking
> the code into svn.  When the code is checked into svn, we can look for
> contributors from outside the XJTU students and begin building a sustainable
> community (I think we have some people in India interested in the project).
>    We simply have to begin releasing code from the ASF if the project is
> ever to take the next step to sustainability.  Samul, I will work with you
> this week to do the next round of code review;
> Here is the software grant that XJTU needs to submit for code developed by
> Please review and begin preparing it.
> Now... I have a very difficult question to ask...
> Bluesky project relies heavily on video technology, most of which is not
> suitable for redistribution by the ASF (due to licensing terms and
> condition).   The team has made a great effort over the past year to scrub
> the project clean of incompatibly licensed code, but is it enough?  My
> concern is that the project will never be able to resolve the difficulties
> around the licensing of the video technologies... and that maybe the ASF is
> not the best home for Bluesky for this reason.
> My question... can we really succeed in realizing the goals of the bluesky
> project under the license and legal constraints imposed by the ASF? Is it
> really possible?
> Bill

Bowen Ma a.k.a Samul Kevin @ Bluesky Dev Team    XJTU

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