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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Thoughts on Umbrellas, Federations, and Communication
Date Wed, 08 Mar 2006 17:06:47 GMT
Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> ASF projects are supposed to be about a community managing a project.  So
> the warning signs include large disjoint communities, e.g., Jakarta, the old
> XML project (which, itself, was a Jakarta spin-off), etc.
> So, good project boundaries are considered to be administrative, rather than
> ontological.  On the other hand, there are good reasons for considering
> ontological domains.  And as we disband umbrella projects, we have been
> losing
> communication within ontological domains that cross the administative (TLP)
> boundaries.
> One of thing things that the we need to look at is how to improve
> communication across projects.  Perhaps having some ontological mailing
> lists would be part of a solution.
> What ideas and views do others have?

If I have to troll another mailing list to keep abreast of what's going 
on in ASF, I'll shoot myself.  How can we minimize the amount of work to 
be done?


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