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From Patrick Carey <patrickca...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Observations
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2000 06:25:35 GMT
Dear Mr. McLaughlin:

Thank you for your suggestion/advice.

I will take it to heart, and discontinue cluttering
this forum with inappropriate correspondence.

I'll just listen in...

Again, thank you for your courteous response.

Sincerely yours,

Patrick W. Carey

--- Brett McLaughlin <bmclaugh@algx.net> wrote:
> Patrick Carey wrote:
> > 
> > dear Mr. Weir:
> > 
> > Would you be interested in discussing a start-up
> > concept incorporating xml, (internet appliance
> hw/sw
> > technology) in silicon valley?
> 
> Patrick - I think this type of correspondence would
> best be addressed in
> private e-mail.
> 
> > 
> > If this is inappropriate, please advise me how to
> go
> > about the best process for bringing together an
> > open-source based team...?
> 
> You can certainly solicit people on this list, but
> please don't do it
> _on_ the list.  Results in high noise/low signal...
> Nothing personal
> against you or Robert, just professionalism...
> 
> Thanks,
> Brett
> 
> > 
> > Thank you for your time.
> > 
> > Sincerely yours,
> > 
> > Patrick W. Carey
> > &
> > Happy New!
> > 
> > --- Robert_Weir@lotus.com wrote:
> > > 1. The "Who We Are" page says it lists all those
> who
> > > are on the PMC or are
> > > Comitters.  But it is missing the Commiters who
> are
> > > not also on the PMC.
> > > It is difficult to have a vote on an action item
> > > when it isn't clear which
> > > votes are binding.
> > >
> > > 2. The "Who We Are page doesn't indicate who the
> > > Chairman of the PMC is, or
> > > the dates of his term.
> > >
> > > 3. The "Source Repositories" page
> > > (http://xml.apache.org/source.html) says
> > > that the STATUS files are automatically posted
> to
> > > the developer lists
> > > 3-times per week.  I've never seen these files
> > > posted.
> > >
> > > 4. We seem to be breaking important conventions
> of
> > > open source development.
> > > For example, I am still seeing source patches
> being
> > > checked in without
> > > attribution to the original author.  This is
> bad.
> > > Apache XML isn't going
> > > to go far if project participation never grow
> beyond
> > > the original code
> > > authors.  Proper attribution is one of the ways
> we
> > > encourage wider
> > > participation.
> > >
> > > 5.  According to the By Laws, we have a Project
> > > Management Comittee (PMC)
> > > responsible for "the strategic direction and
> > > success" of the project.  I
> > > have not seen any strategy communication from
> the
> > > PMC posted to the mailing
> > > lists.  Or even minutes from meetings.  How is
> this
> > > done with other Apache
> > > projects?  A regular "State of the Project"
> memo?  A
> > > project-wide STATUS
> > > document?
> > >
> > > I'm not just complaining -- I'm also available
> to
> > > help address any of these
> > > issues.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > 
> > =====
> > Patrick W. Carey
> > Grapevine Solutions, Inc.
> > M.S.#628, 809 Laurel Street
> > San Carlos, California 94070
> > Direct:
> 650-378-5290/408-229-4335/408-966-1187(cell)
> > patrickcarey@yahoo.com - Fax:(419)828-8296
> > __________________________________________________
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=====
Patrick W. Carey
Grapevine Solutions, Inc.
M.S.#628, 809 Laurel Street
San Carlos, California 94070
Direct: 650-378-5290/408-229-4335/408-966-1187(cell)
patrickcarey@yahoo.com - Fax:(419)828-8296
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