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From "Peter B. West" <pbw...@tpg.com.au>
Subject Re: Voting a PMC chair
Date Sun, 11 Jul 2004 22:29:00 GMT
Jeremias has expressed the conviction that a number of elements of the 
current FOP and Batik subprojects should be factored out into new 
subprojects with definite and well-defined goals.  I am in full, though 
recent, agreement with this approach.  Jeremias believes that new 
committers can be attracted to work in XML Graphics on such tightly 
defined subprojects.  I agree with him on this.

One wonders, however, whether the Board will then require the XML 
Graphics subprojects to become TLPs.  One wonders, also, whether the 
Board will be able to develop solutions to the licensing difficulties 
that have plagued both Batik and FOP.  It seems to me that mixed-licence 
environments are a fact of Open Source life, and the sooner we develop 
mechanisms for dealing with this, the better.


Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> You're right, but I don't think it's necessary in this particular case,
> at least not from my side. I've been quite clear (I hope) about my
> vision for XML Graphics, at least I've expressed that on multiple
> occasions within the FOP community. I can't tell off-hand how much of
> this is common knowledge in Batik-land but most of it should have come
> over in my endeavour after the XML Graphics project.
> If anyone feels, I should write about my vision for XML Graphics some
> more, please tell me. I'd gladly do that. Vision is one thing, plans
> another. Due to my limited time I can't make big plans, only hope my
> colleagues share my vision and help work towards it.
> On 10.07.2004 23:04:12 Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
>>On Sun, 11 Jul 2004, Tetsuya Kitahata wrote:
>>>>Yes, yes. Let me think.....hmmmm.....ahhh....ahem.... VOTE FOR MEEEEEEEE!
>>>Haha ... Laughing. :-)
>>Seriously folks - some sort of statement of vision does help :-) this is
>>not a beaty contest or who has bought the most people beer in the past.
>>Some people call the ASF a 'meritocracy' - so give us the merits of your
>>vision and plans :-)

Peter B. West <http://www.powerup.com.au/~pbwest/resume.html>

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