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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: The organization of xml.apache.org
Date Tue, 03 Dec 2002 09:25:08 GMT

Steven Noels wrote:
> Sam Ruby wrote:
> 
>> Merge or diverge.  Having community boundaries distinct from PMC 
>> boundaries is not sustainable.
> 
> 
> And what about Commons and Commons-Sandbox? One can imagine these as the 
> refugee camps for smallish subprojects, without the 'community' to go 
> toplevel.
> 
> http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/jakarta-commons/
> http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/jakarta-commons-sandbox/
> 
> might contain a lot of subprojects which doesn't fit your criteria 
> sizewise. Should these all be put back to incubator stage? Or do they 
> share a common 'Commons' community?
> 
> I understand your point that a single PMC overlooking a lot of scattered 
> projects doesn't scale. Still, I believe some of these smallish 
> subprojects can share a common spirit, without sharing the developers 
> community. Merging all of these will make them less visible to the 
> outside world IMHO - meaning developers can meet, merge or exchange, but 
> to prospective users it will all be one big sinkhole.

IIUC this is to gently nudge them to go top-level with their own PMC.
If they want visibility, they need take also the responsibilities.

-- 
Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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