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From Michael Wechner <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] OpenCMIS incubator for Content Mangement Interoperability Services (CMIS)
Date Thu, 10 Dec 2009 22:01:02 GMT
Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Michael Wechner
> <> wrote:
>> Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>>> As Gianugo says, the Chemistry folks are certainly the best people to
>>> judge (together with you guys of course) whether your ideas can be
>>> incorporated in Chemistry, or are better off in a separate project.
>>> The Incubator's position is very probably that it's fine to have
>>> different projects working on similar things, but in general we're all
>>> for strong communities, and if you guys can join forces with Chemistry
>>> from the start that's probably a better way to build a strong
>>> community.
>> well, let's be honest: Merging communities can be a very difficult thing
>> (from both sides)
>> I don't think it's a problem to have two CMIS projects. I think the
>> important thing is that
>> each project is able to build a "healthy" community around code of great
>> quality and that
>> the communications/processes are transparent.
>> I understand that from the outside it looks odd to have two or even several
>> projects of the same topic, but evolution is variation (with some
>> balance though ;-)
> Michael,
> don't get me wrong, I have no objections in principle for having two
> or more competing projects. It's just that my bar is higher in this
> case, as:
> - we are talking about two podlings, which IIRC is a first;
> - they both aim to implement a moving target;
> - the prospective OpenCMIS community started seemingly with the wrong
> foot by not addressing the Chemistry community first and looking for
> potential mutual engagements, despite being in the best possible
> situation, such as having a committer in common;
> - when asked to try and contact Chemistry, Paul chalked it up as time consuming;
> - the proposal came in with no candidate champion or mentors.
> None of the above issues is a blocker, but the sum of the parts
> doesn't give me exactly a warm, fuzzy feeling. I would appreciate the
> proponents having a discussion with Chemistry first. If OpenCMIS,
> however, prefers to skip that step and manages to score champions and
> mentors, I won't stand in the way.

sounds reasonable to me :-)



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