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From Enrique Rodriguez <>
Subject Re: Directory Project structure (was: Question about project names)
Date Fri, 31 Dec 2004 14:00:48 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Okay, but just to mention one of my pet peeves: "refactoring" projects
> into independent components within an open source project is like polishing
> rocks: the result may be a bunch of really cool stones, but that will still
> suck if what the user actually wants is a stone wall.  Build the bricks, 
> but
> be sure their design goals are determined by the larger, user-driven 
> project
> rather than abstract notions of the perfect component.  That's why I say
> that it is better to distribute the whole thing as one product, at least
> until the component interfaces are truly stable -- open source people know
> how to cut and paste.  [Just my opinion -- feel free to ignore.]

This is a great analogy.  After DNS, DHCP, and NTP are committed I'd 
like to organize the website so it is more obvious that LDAP, Kerberos, 
Changepw, DNS, DHCP, and NTP are primarily Protocol Providers that are 
meant to load and be managed as part of the Apache Directory.


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