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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "OFBizProposal" by DavidWelton
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2006 21:46:06 GMT
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http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/OFBizProposal

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- = OFBiz Proposal =;
+ = OFBiz Proposal =
  
  This proposal outlines the creation of a new, top-level Open for Business (OFBiz) project
  within the Apache Software Foundation.
  
- == Rationale ==;
+ == Rationale ==
  
  The Open For Business Project is an open source enterprise automation software project.
  By open source enterprise automation we mean: Open Source ERP, Open Source CRM,
@@ -31, +31 @@

     feel more comfortable with the licensing coming through a well known and
     established organization like Apache.
  
- ==Criteria==;
+ == Criteria ==
  
- ===Community===;
+ === Community ===
  
  OFBiz has striven to foster a diverse community that is open to everyone. It is released
  under a non-reciprocal license to encourage the maximum possible adoption by all
@@ -41, +41 @@

  contributions from any potential user, and more developers have joined as contributors
  since the project's inception in 2001.
  
- Meritocracy
+ === Meritocracy ===
  
  OFBiz was originally created by David E. Jones and Andy Zeneski in May 2001. The
  project now has committers and users from around the world. The newer committers of
@@ -50, +50 @@

  applications. The project members understand the importance of letting motivated
  individuals contribute to the project after they have proven themselves.
  
- Scope of Subprojects
+ == Scope of Subprojects ==
  
  OFBiz is distributed as one large subversion tree, but contains two distinct parts: a
  framework, and a number of applications built with that framework. At some point in
@@ -61, +61 @@

  also potentially take on a "life of their own", or split off into separate projects that
do not
  ship with the core.
  
- Features
+ == Features ==
  
  OFBiz is both a set of flexible, extensible applications such as "e-commerce", "order
  management", "catalog management", "work effort" and so on, designed by engineers
  with years of experience in the problem domain, as well as a framework that makes it
  possible to create new applications that exist with others.
  
- Initial Source
+ == Initial Source ==
  
  OFBiz was developed by David E. Jones and Andy Zeneski.
  
- Resources to be Created
+ == Resources to be Created ==
  
  User, Dev, and Announce mailing lists.
  Copy current subversion code, and create a commits mailing list.
  Copy JIRA issues into Apache system.
  Create Wiki?
  
- Avoiding the Warning Signs
+ == Avoiding the Warning Signs ==
  
- Orphaned products:
+ === Orphaned products: ===
  
  The OFBiz code is currently used and maintained by the authors and others, who depend
  on it for their livelihood. Continued development of OFBiz continues on a daily basis,
  and there are on average 50 new commits to the OFBiz SVN source tree per week. In
  fact, there is a weekly development summary on this web site: http://ofbiz-new.blogspot.com
.
  
- Inexperience with Open Source:
+ === Inexperience with Open Source: ===
  
  The developers use a number of other open source projects within OFBiz, and are
  interested in how best to make open source work with their project, both from a
  community and business perspective.
  
- Homogeneous Developers:
+ === Homogeneous Developers: ===
  
  The developers are diverse, both geographically and in terms of their employers:
  
-    David E. Jones and Andy Zeneski are from the United States (Orem, UT and New
+  * David E. Jones and Andy Zeneski are from the United States (Orem, UT and New
     York City) and are the founders of Undersun Consulting LLC (which is a separate and
     independent entity from The Open For Business Project and has no ownership or other
     legal relationship to it, as was planned from the beginning).
  
-    Hans Bakker is from the Netherlands but now lives in Thailand and runs consulting
+  * Hans Bakker is from the Netherlands but now lives in Thailand and runs consulting
     and services companies in both countries.
  
-    Al Byers is from Utah and is an independent consultant.
+  * Al Byers is from Utah and is an independent consultant.
  
-    Jacopo Cappellato is from Italy and works on manufacturing management and related
+  * Jacopo Cappellato is from Italy and works on manufacturing management and related
     software for his company, TAU Informatica SrL.
  
-    Si Chen is from Los Angeles and is both an OFBiz user at his company Gracious
+  * Si Chen is from Los Angeles and is both an OFBiz user at his company Gracious
     Style, Inc. and service provider at Open Source Strategies, Inc.
  
+ In addition, there are other contributors from France, Germany, Portugal, the UK, US, Canada,
Australia, India, Japan, China, and various other countries.
-    In addition, there are other contributors from France, Germany, Portugal, the UK, US,
-    Canada, Australia, India, Japan, China, and various other countries.
  
+ Many contributors come from a software background, but OFBiz has also attracted many people
from business and other backgrounds that are somewhat technical and have learned enough of
the technology to contribute significantly to the project.
-    Many contributors come from a software background, but OFBiz has also attracted
-    many people from business and other backgrounds that are somewhat technical and
-    have learned enough of the technology to contribute significantly to the project.
  
- Reliance on Salaried Developers:
+ === Reliance on Salaried Developers: ===
  
  There is a good balance of developers in the OFBiz community today. Many of the
  developers are independents who rely on OFBiz for their consulting work, while others

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