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From Stephan Michels <step...@vern.chem.tu-berlin.de>
Subject Re: Question for new projects
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2002 13:06:31 GMT

On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> first of all, thanks for asking, we are all very excited to see new
> efforts added to the Apache XML project.

No, I must thank you and the apache community, for your great work like
cocoon and xerces. These Projects, which I made, want I see as a thank
I think it was Linus, who says he stand on the shoulders of giants.

> I also see a need for such a thing and I would find it useful to wrap it
> with a cocoon generator.

Yes, were a certains componenents in planning. At this moment I work with
ant tasks.

> There is only one problem that I see: in order to start a subproject, we
> require at least *two* active developers that have diverse affiliations.

For the mathml project, is this no problem.

> Please read the jakarta criteria which are very similar to the one we
> use.
>   http://jakarta.apache.org/site/newproject.html
> This said, it's entirely possible that your contribution might end up
> living under another subproject and factored out as more people are
> working on it.

Okay, I understand.

> Or, another option, is to host them on sourceforge and start a community
> there, keeping the software license compatible with Apache's.

My question at this point is, can I start the apache licence, or belongs
the apache licence only to apache projects. Then I can't start with the
apache licence, which licence are the best licence, which is compatible
to the apache licence?

> Please understand this is nothing technical or personal: we are afraid
> of accepting donations about efforts that aren't already backed up by a
> strong and healthy open development community. And this appears to be
> your case.
> Again, at the same time, this doesn't mean that we are not happy to
> accept your contribution and, eventually (upon community votation), to
> give you CVS access if you decide to continue its development.
> But I think your projects, as they are, don't meet our criteria for
> subproject creation.

Yes, I understand. So I will first "sourceforging" the projects, and build
first a community of developer.

Thanks for your answer, Stephan Michels.

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