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From Glen Mazza <grm7...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Finally creating the XML Graphics PMC....
Date Sun, 20 Jun 2004 22:52:04 GMT

I agree with you.  Thomas apparently stopped working on it because of 
licensing issues.  For all I know about Batik--next to nothing--perhaps 
it links with 10-15 libraries, half of which may have incompatible or 
out-of-date licensing.  I have no clue, and I'm not motivated enough to 
study its code base to find out.

I do know, however, that I don't need the headache of being concerned 
about it, or the maintenance responsibility for it should something be 
wrong.  I have way too much work on FOP.  And see nothing gained by 
being (1) responsible for a product while (2) not having write access to 
it.  (Even if I did get write access, SVG is not one of my main 
interests anyway.)  Accordingly, I'm taking myself out of this PMC 
proposal--I don't care to sit on this PMC.  But thanks for your offer.

Also, based on your response, I'm going to rescind my three proposals.  
If you are interested in any of them, please propose yourself, or wait 
for another team member to propose you.


Jeremias Maerki wrote:

>Yeah, take up some tedious job and end up with even more in your
>rucksack. If it has to be I can do the PMC head job but I'd rather have
>someone else do that, like Peter, for example. You know how limited my
>Apache time budget is, lately. Nowadays I'm simply more an observer than
>anything else.
>As for the Batik committership idea, I don't think that's a good one. I
>don't know the Batik codebase well enough to do any serious testing as
>is required when you apply a patch. There's simply too much that can go
>wrong. I'd have to find out how the whole testing infrastructure works
>etc. etc. Too time-consuming. I'd rather we find ways to revive the
>project from within the Batik community.
>On 19.06.2004 16:15:55 Glen Mazza wrote:
>>Everything is fine--especially adding me to the PMC
>>;)--but three more proposals to add:
>>1.)  Jeremias Maerki added to this PMC and also made
>>head of it.  
>>2.)  Jeremias Maerki automatically added as committer
>>to the Batik project at (or just before) time of
>>formation of XML Graphics.  Batik has not been active
>>for quite some time, and it needs more committers to
>>be able to apply patches to its code base.  He is
>>already well trained in SVG and Java Graphics.
>>[Bulletin:  Apparently Batik will be getting one more
>>committer soon:
>>3.)  Upon becoming committer, as "price" for Batik
>>committership, Jeremias will update the licenses on
>>its source files to the 2.0 license.
>Jeremias Maerki
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