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From Jean-Sebastien Delfino <jsdelf...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Graduate Tuscany as a top level project
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2007 16:06:06 GMT
Mike Edwards wrote:
> Folks,
>
> ant elder wrote:
> <snip>
>>
>> Having both the last two sentences start "This software will..." doesn't
>> sound perfect to me so if we are able to move the "for distribution 
>> at no
>> charge..." bit up to the top that seems better, which gives:
>>
>> ...establish a Project Management Committee charged with the
>> creation and maintenance of open-source software for distribution
>> at no charge to the public, that simplifies the development,
>> deployment and management of distributed applications composed of
>> independently acting, loosely coupled, linguistically heterogeneous
>> components connected using any of a wide range of communication
>> technologies. This software will implement relevant open standards
>> including, but not limited to, standards defined by the OASIS
>> OpenCSA group.
>>
>> That first sentence is starting to get quite long but unless anyone 
>> can come
>> up with some better wording I could live with that.
>>
>>    ...ant
>>
> I'm sorry, but I don't find this wording at all convincing.  I suspect 
> that most people would be mystified by the section:
>
> "distributed applications composed of independently acting, loosely 
> coupled, linguistically heterogeneous components connected using any 
> of a wide range of communication technologies"
>
> So, let me try another version, which turns out to be longer, but I 
> hope that it is easier to comprehend.  I also explicitly mention SCA 
> and SDO since these are two core standards that are implemented by 
> Tuscany.
>
> "...establish a Project Management Committee charged with the
> creation and maintenance of open-source software for distribution
> at no charge to the public, that simplifies the development,
> deployment and management of distributed applications built as 
> compositions of service components, where the components may be 
> written using any of a wide range of programming languages and where 
> the components can be connected using any of a wide range of 
> communication technologies. This software will implement relevant open 
> standards
> including, but not limited to, the SCA and SDO standards defined by 
> the OASIS OpenCSA member section."
>
>
> Yours,  Mike.
>

This version looks better to me. I was a little mystified by the 
"linguistically heterogeneous" part as well :) I like the "built as 
compositions of service components" which describes well what we do in 
Tuscany and the fact that you explicitly mention the SCA and SDO standards.

-- 
Jean-Sebastien


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