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From Clay Leeds <cle...@medata.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Project resolution for XML Graphics
Date Sat, 03 Jul 2004 15:56:23 GMT
On Jul 3, 2004, at 4:43 AM, robert burrell donkin wrote:
> On 2 Jul 2004, at 16:18, Clay Leeds wrote:
>> On Jul 1, 2004, at 8:38 PM, Glen Mazza wrote:
>>> Only problem with it, preventing me from voting +1:
>>> I would like this clause removed:
>>>
>>>> RESOLVED, that the initial XML Graphics PMC be and
>>>> hereby is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the 
>>>> Batik and
>>>> FOP Apache XML subprojects; and be it further
>>
>> As Peter indicated, however, *migration* seems to be what the whole 
>> purpose of this exercise is.
>
> FWIW (as someone who's had experiences with both well and badly 
> drafted project charters)
>
> i'd be inclined to remove the clause since it's unlikely to apply for 
> more than a short period.
>
> IMHO charters should describe the long term purposes of the project in 
> question in broad terms whilst providing only enough detail to allow 
> the project to start to functioning so that it can develop it's own 
> bylaws. it should be easier to change bylaws than the charter and so 
> there are advantages in keeping charters slim.
>
> IMHO the right way to express the necessary short term goal would be 
> for the board to charge the new project with the migration and 
> rationalization separately from the charter.
>
> - robert


Good point. I will await the new proposal and vote on it. Thanks for 
your input!

Web Maestro Clay


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