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From Geir Magnusson Jr <>
Subject Re: Jini : Separate Governance and Implementation Projects
Date Tue, 15 Aug 2006 04:59:38 GMT

Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> Bob,
> What is your concern?  Can you please try to be simple and specific about
> it?
> For example, what if we created jini-spec@i.a.o and jinn-dev@i.a.o?  Forget
> the question of "how many podlings" --- I am simply talking about a list
> related to specification work, and a list related to implementation.
> Is that a starter?  And if we have them both under a single podling to
> start, and we see how it goes, does that work for you?

That doesn't work for me.

> I do believe that it is likely that you will eventually want two projects.
> Why?  Because of the governance structure used at the ASF.  All members of
> the Project Management Committee get equal votes, and veto ability on
> technical matters.  Consensus based development and maintanence of specs in
> an open forum is perfectly viable.  But development of specifications
> differs from development of code.  The former requires a long term view, a
> mindset towards stability, and probably MORE ability to create a stable
> consensus than the latter.
> But if we start with the mailing lists separate and the source control
> split, which seems natural from what everyone is saying, I expect that the
> governmance issue will sort itself out in due course.

Like a subproject?

> Thoughts?

I'm not a fan.


> 	--- Noel
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