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From "J Aaron Farr" <fa...@apache.org>
Subject RE: Federations [was: Re: Incubation of iBATIS Data Mapper]
Date Tue, 10 Aug 2004 20:00:29 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Noel J. Bergman [mailto:noel@devtech.com]
>
> I agree on the federation idea, which Berin adopted for the XML TLP, but
> please note that the XML Federation has no impact on TLP issues for the
> Board.  The federation idea is about fostering tighter collaboration
> across
> multiple communities that are in seperate TLPs.  That has no effect on the
> corporate structure, nor on the requirement for each TLP to separately
> report to the Board.  TLP reporting is a corporate structure issue,
> whereas
> federation is about sharing resources (e.g., web-site and mail domain) and
> community building.

My admittedly naive and simplistic view of the situation is that projects
adopting a federation approach now advantageously leave the door open to
changes in the corporate structure if the need arises or at least would
make such changes easier to implement.  Maybe such need will never
manifest and the Board will be able to oversee infinitely many well
functioning effectively autonomous TLP PMCs, but then again, maybe not.

Just a random thought. :)

jaaron

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