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From "Ed Staub" <est...@mediaone.net>
Subject RE: Should we outsource the xml.apache.org site?
Date Fri, 18 Aug 2000 21:13:37 GMT
Jeffrey Rodriguez asked:
> What could sourceforge.net provide for us?

See http://sourceforge.net/, http://sourceforge.net/docs/site/services.php,
and http://sourceforge.net/docs/site/faq.php.

To quote: "SourceForge is a free service to Open Source developers offering
easy access to the best in CVS, mailing lists, bug tracking, message
boards/forums, task management, site hosting, permanent file archival, full
backups, and total web-based administration."

They are supported by VA Linux.
They already host 7800 projects, including at least parts of Python, jEdit,
FreeNet, and NeoMail.
On a less positive note (IMO) their most downloaded project is Back Orifice.

I am not affiliated in any way; in fact, I don't have any direct experience
with SourceForge beyond downloading from their site and snooping around a

If bug tracking is our most significant pain point right now, perhaps we
should think about using SourceForge just to host just the bug tracker.

I'm trying to get more information.
If anyone has first-hand experience with hosting projects there, please
speak up!

-Ed Staub

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Rodriguez [mailto:jeffreyr_97@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2000 12:55 AM
To: general@xml.apache.org
Subject: Re: Should we outsource the xml.apache.org site?

Hi Ed,

I think that you are volunteering! :>

Yes it would be wonderful if we get back our mail archives and
bugzilla or an equivalent bug tracking system.

>I don't know what the problem is; all I know is that all the committers
>corresponded with have written "Sorry, I can't do anything about it... we
>don't have control".

Yes, I know, unfortunately some of us have no clout at the XML-Apache site,
we committers just volunteer with  new source, bug fixes, help support,
designs, etc. :>

What could sourceforge.net provide for us?

I think that I still prefer the CVS repository here at Apache, but if
sourceforge.net could provide either bug tracking or mail archives that
would be an alternative.

                Jeffrey Rodriguez
                IBM Silicon Valley
                XML Development

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