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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS]: What should be part of AOO by default or what belongs more into a broader eco-system around AOO
Date Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:05:41 GMT

On 09/11/2012 03:26 AM, J├╝rgen Schmidt wrote:
> Hi,
> based on an enquiry for some partnership I think it make sense to
> discuss a general question. Which features, improvements, enhancements
> should be part of AOO by default or which belongs more in a broader
> eco-system around AOO and should be better provided as an extension.
> Means we provide support on basis of technical collaboration to achieve
> the realization of such an extension but we prefer probably the
> realization (hosting) outside of the project to avoid confusion or to
> benefit some parties over others.
> There are more things that should be taken into account and I would like
> to hear other opinions on this as well.
> Things that comes to my mind where I would always prefer an extension
> solution:
> - Connectors to some non free, non open source software based on
> proprietary API's. It can be different when a solution is based on open
> standards and is of more general use like for example a connector or
> better UCP to allow access of file in a CMS via CMIS.
> - Dependencies on external GPL, LGPL libraries.
> - Rarely used features only important for a minority of our users. I
> think we want to minimize the default memory footprint where possible
> and making these kind of features available as extensions can make
> sense. But it shows also that it can make sense to have extensions
> hosted in our repo as well ;-)
> - ...
> What do others think about it.
> Juergen

I'm pretty much in the "less is more" camp by default with everything in 
my life, so I would probably agree with your assessment here. We don't 
want to contribute to "bloat".  So...

item #3, definite agreement
items #1 and #2, could you give us some examples of what you mean here?
What are we doing now? What would be eliminated?


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