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From Nicolas Malin <nicolas.ma...@nereide.fr>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Defining an OFBiz Project Strategy
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:31:54 GMT
Hello,
Le 30/11/2016 à 13:44, Jacopo Cappellato a écrit :
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Taher Alkhateeb <
> slidingfilaments@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> [...]
>> Instead of firing up an entire maven repository we can just create source
>> branches for the plugins, and publish to JCenter with an OFBiz account.
>> This is a simpler faster way moving forward. [...]
>>
>> [...]
>>
>> In my opinion the following points should be considered:
>> * each plugin created by the OFBiz project is actually a "product" and
>> should be treated as a product
>> * as an ASF project/community we can only distribute products that we
>> create and publish/release with a formal vote; the OFBiz project cannot
>> distribute code that is not formally approved/released
>> * the primary distribution channel for the products published by the OFBiz
>> project must be owned/managed by the ASF Infra; it is ok to distribute the
>> OFBiz project's products using different alternative channels (like the
>> mirrors release network leveraged by all the ASF projects) provided that
>> the primary channel is owned by the ASF.
>>
>> All the above doesn't apply to third party plugins: for them there are no
>> restrictions as they are not distributed by the OFBiz project. Users can
>> download them, possibly using the OFBiz plugin API, and third party
>> companies can create them and upload to public/private repositories as they
>> like.
>> As an ASF project we will not endorse, promote, approve, distribute or
>> release third-party plugins; but as a project we could facilitate and
>> encourage third party companies to create/publish/promote their plugins by
>> improving the tools (e.g. the plugin API) that enable end users to install
>> them in their OFBiz instance.
>>
>> Jacopo

:) you resume my mind Jacopo, it's exaclty what I think !

Nicolas



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