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From Berin Lautenbach <be...@ozemail.com.au>
Subject Re: Re: Suggestions for Next Steps
Date Thu, 25 Sep 2003 03:50:19 GMT
> From: Ted Leung <twleung@sauria.com>

> > 1.  Create a forrest xml source for the Incubation Musings and place 
> > onto web site.  This will require an OK from who?  (PMC?)
> > 

> If you're willing to do the work for this, that's fine, but I don't see 
> a forrest-enabled version as a requirement.  At this point I think we 
> need to get to something votable.

I see the value of this as something that goes on
the web site.  A process description.

Your second point (something votable) is what I
was trying to hint at in the statement "OK from
whom" :>. When do we want to draw the line, and 
how does the PMC want to play it.  I very much 
want to push it forward, but I need to know what 
I need to do to make that happen in a way that
everyone is comfortable with.

> > 3.  Do we want to create an "incubator-policy" list so that only those 
> > who want to need to see the detailed arguments.  I'm actually for this, 
> > as I can see this getting fairly detailed at times, which is not what a 
> > "general@" list is supposed to be for.  Happy to be shouted down though.
> 
> Given the amount of confusion over incubator policy, I think that we 
> should keep the discussion in general@.  If this is going to work, 
> people need to pay attention.  As an alternative, we could do something 
> like the lists described in 
> http://www.plaidworks.com/chuqui/blog/000678.html.  There's a tendency 
> to create mailing lists for short term tasks.  The lists then fall empty 
> and its a pain.  So perhaps Chuq's idea of side-rooms is a way to 
> accomplish the ability to work "on the side"
> 

I suppose the thinking was more long term.  From
what I've seen, the policy piece should
continuously evolve over time.  However I think I
can see a good point for keeping everything on
general@ until such time as the basics are
bedded down.

As I said above, more than happy to go whatever
way people want.

> > 4.  The draft charter for the incubator project should be updated to 
> > reflect the thoughts of the last few days.  I think this should also at 
> > some point soon go into CVS so that it can be tracked, leading at some 
> > point in the short to medium term to a vote by the PMC.
> > 
> 
> I know that Nicola Ken has been participating in the recent discussions, 
> but I would like to know if the rest of the Incubator PMC thinks that 
> this is going in the right direction.
> 

+1

Please tell me if I'm wasting my time :>.

Cheers,
    Berin


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