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From Geir Magnusson Jr <>
Subject Re: Virtual Commons!!!!! (was Re: What is Jakarta Commons?)
Date Wed, 24 Dec 2003 02:12:34 GMT
Why don't the various commons groups in the ASF just have the AC PMC 
add things on the A-C site and 'federate' that way?  The respective 
PMCs would still do what they do - oversee the projects - and the AC 
PMC can maintain the website.


On Dec 23, 2003, at 4:44 PM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:

> Mark R. Diggory wrote:
>> I personally think that the idea of "Commons" should become more
>> "Virtual" and "Evolutionary" in nature.
>> if theres ever the case that "xml commons" and "jakarta commons"
>> could become a shared community, it would produce the following
>> benefits
> Mark, what you are saying is basically supporting the notion of 
> decoupling
> web presence from project oversight, and supporting the idea of 
> federation
> instead of containment.
> A PMC oversees the code, resources, community for a project.  There is
> nothing that prevents them from federating to produce portals as you
> describe.  I have suggested it recently as one good approach.
> Without going into details right now comparing various plans, let me 
> note
> that Federation is one approach being discussed on Jakarta General as 
> part
> of a larger reorganization discussion.
> 	--- Noel
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