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From Bob Tiernay <btier...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: Feature sponsorship proposal
Date Mon, 07 Apr 2008 13:39:07 GMT

Great idea!  Anything that propels s2 development is a great initiative :)> Date: Mon,
7 Apr 2008 23:08:17 +1000> From: mrdon@twdata.org> To: dev@struts.apache.org> Subject:
Feature sponsorship proposal> > As more and more companies start using open source software,
many,> like mine, are looking for ways to give back to the community. They> want a way
to contribute and ensure their contribution will be noticed> and appreciated. What if we
had a feature sponsorship program that> encouraged companies to donate engineering time
to filling out needed> features in Struts?> > I imagine it would work like this:>
1. The Struts community comes up with a short list of desired> features with high-level
specs> 2. Companies (or individuals) could "sign up" for a feature and> donate internal
engineering time to implementing the feature> 3. The Struts community would review then
commit the feature> 4. The release notes for that version and perhaps somewhere on the>
website would note who gets credit for the feature> > This would help those that want
to donate time what features are most> needed by the community and give them a way to receive
recognition for> their work in a very public way. A key component in this proposal>
is the way credit is given to the work, something that might encourage> the marketing departments
of the respective companies. The list of> desired features is also important as it ensures
their effort will not> be in vain, and it also implies the support of the Struts dev>
community to work to apply the patch in a timely manner.> > Thoughts?> > Don>
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