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From "James Cox" <>
Subject RE: Where to place Agora?
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2003 16:50:04 GMT
I would like to see Agora become an asf project, via some means (probably

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefano Mazzocchi []
> Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 4:43 PM
> To: Apache Community
> Subject: Where to place Agora?
> Hello there,
> I've received many personal comments about my little thing Agora (for
> those who missed it, go to and I
> have already received comments, suggestions and patches (a PHP script
> that harvests NNTP newsgroups instead of mbox files)
> Now, I'd like to ask you what I should do with this.
> People suggested that Agora could be used as a tool to visualize any
> type of massively interconnected graph (from personal relationships, to
> hyperlink tolopologies, ontologies and what not).
> People suggested ways to improve the visualization.
> Others suggested ways to improve the algorithm of energy minimization (I
> spent a good night with Ben Laurie in London talking about the use of
> symulated annealing and other symulated entropy-based thermodynamic
> approaches)
> All I know is that if the code remains on my disk, they will ask me and
> I'll be the bottleneck.
> so, I wonder, should I go down the path of 'incubation'?, should I move
> it under the committers/ CVS? or in the community CVS? move it on
> sourceforge? should we clutter this mail list or should we ask for
> another one?
> just like this community enjoyed the fun brought back by Ben on the map
> of committers, I would like to bring some fun back with Agora, but I'm
> asking because I really don't know on how to move from here.
> Thank you.
> --
> Stefano Mazzocchi                               <>
>     Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate [William of Ockham]
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