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From "David H. DeWolf" <>
Subject Re: Graduation Options (was Re: [PROPOSAL] Updated Tiles Graduation Proposal)
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2006 16:37:05 GMT

Greg Reddin wrote:
> On Nov 28, 2006, at 9:46 AM, David H. DeWolf wrote:
>>> 3) Apache Tiles TLP - Seems we could do this here and now and submit 
>>> a proposal to the board.  Who else should we bring into the discussion?
>> Doable, and probably the easiest to get going - but also the hardest 
>> to maintain.  It doesn't seem to me like there are enough interested 
>> parties to carry the load.
> Ok, so here's the really hard question - do we have a community?  The 
> number of people contributing to Tiles has grown from one to three (and 
> I haven't really contributed anything but ideas in a while).  I don't 
> mean in any way to diminish the contributions of those who built Tiles 
> in the first place or initially moved it to the sandbox.  But where does 
> it go in the future?  I don't want to spend a whole lot of time lobbying 
> for and building a TLP for three people.  I suppose we could get it 
> going to test the waters - if you build it they will come.  But I'm not 
> sure if they will come yet.  There's a lot of people who *use* Tiles, 
> but how many of them are legacy users who don't want to grow with it?  
> How many of them will be contributors?

I have the same questions. That's exactly why I don't think a Tiles TLP 
is feasible at this point.  Having a WC TLP will allow us to include 
others and build more community. . .

> I'd love to hear thoughts from people who have gone down this road with 
> other projects as well as from David and Antonio.
> Greg
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