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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: ideas@incubator
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:53:17 GMT


David N. Welton wrote:
> robert burrell donkin wrote:
>> ... an idea and
>> community ...
> 
>> i was wondering whether we might widen the general incubator list to
>> include
>> ideas for new projects provided that they are prefixed by [idea] in the
>> subject so that anyone who's not interested can ignore.
> 
> It would be difficult to bring an idea accompanied by a community.  The
> community bit usually happens when there is working code and people pick
> it up and start using it.

Not always.  Geronimo started without code, and so did Harmony.
Granted, we started with clear specs and had some ideas about code
reuse, but still...

As another counter-example, Jakarta Commons was an idea several of us
had, which was more important than the seed code, because we were
rallying around the idea, not the specific seeds.

So I do believe that we should [continue to] be open to motivated people
with just an idea...

And as to Robert's post, I don't see why people just can't throw them
out here.  Having too much general@incubator traffic because of new
ideas people are discussing would be an excellent problem to have.

geir


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