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From Brett McLaughlin <bmcla...@algx.net>
Subject Re: Observations
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2000 01:10:42 GMT
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.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
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