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From Arnoud Bos <>
Subject Re: Creating Working Groups [Was: Apache Flex suggestion - dumping SWF support in favor of HTML5 - listen to Steve]
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:48:35 GMT

On Feb 6, 2012, at 5:03 PM, João Saleiro wrote:

> On 06-02-2012 15:44, Jonathan Campos wrote:
>> Wouldn't that fit better in the whiteboard folder? Or maybe if we set up a
>> wiki by whiteboard folder I would be okay with that.

I like this idea a lot

It would be great if people could have a standard public wiki page connected to their whiteboard
where they can write:
- what they are doing, 
- who is doing it,
- why they are doing it, 
- and their short term / long term plans, 
- tell about the state of their code (usable, pre-alpha), 
- basically anything they want to share.

This page would be editable by the whiteboard owner without having to go through voting stuff,
consensus etc on what they want to write there. that's why it's a white board..... 

a) It could prevent duplicate efforts of solving issues and 
b) it might be easier help to bring people with the same expertise together creating better

Of course it NOT be obligatory to maintain such a page for each whiteboard, but offering the
possibility to do seems great.

Then a central wiki page that links to the different whiteboard wiki pages that have been
created could help anyone interested to get a quick
view on what's going on in the project.

This seems much more accessible to me than a high traffic mailinglist or checking out the
trunk and wading trough the code to maybe find something of interest for you.

Example: i checked out the whiteboards and see that Tink is doing some great work on navigators
and layouts. For people just browsing trough the wiki this could be valueable info. 

>> My issue is the
>> "officialness" of a wiki saying "this is what we are doing in this way"
> Yes, that's more or less a step towards of what I mean. A wiki per whiteboard folder
would help. And when someone suggests having "feature X" added to Flex, either we explain
how can that person create a whiteboard folder, or we indicate the url of the wiki of an existing
whiteboard folder (instead of just answering  "I agree", "I disagree").
> I think there should be a base structure for each wiki, that indicates motivation for
that feature, short roadmap, people involved, etc.
> And I completely agree with your concerns of the "officialness" of a wiki. We should
list existing initiatives, but they cannot be communicated them as "official" directions.
> João Saleiro

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Arnoud Bos
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