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From "Keith N. McKenna" <>
Subject Re: Is it time to shut down this effort?
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:27:42 GMT
Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> [BCC dev@]
> Please be specific about what you mean by "this effort."
> The current documentation approach is to develop materials on the MediaWiki.  This wiki
is typical in that it operates like an open-source project with commit then review (although
there is a nice "Discuss" feature).
> If you mean the particular approach to reviewing and approving pages and having a kind
of editor-in-chief, please say so.
>  - Dennis
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Keith N. McKenna []
>> Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 20:36
>> To:
>> Subject: Is it time to shut down this effort?
>> My answer to the question posed in the tittle of this e-mail
>> unfortunately is yes. We have been moving by fits and starts for almost
>> 4 years and have very little to show for it. I would like to hear the
>> opinions of others though.
>> Keith

This mailing list came into existence to coordinate the development of
documentation for Version 4 under the Apache License. There never was
and was never intended to be an editor-in-chief. For a lot of reasons
this particular effort has produced a very limited amount of usable

My personal feeling is that it should be recognized that it is not doing
what it was intended to and either retired or reconstituted in a
different form.

I think that my personal position is pretty obvious from my original
message and I wanted to solicit comment from other participants.


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