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From Jamie Orchard-Hays <ja...@dang.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Tapestry at Top Level Project
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2006 01:02:13 GMT
+1 on that!

On Jan 10, 2006, at 2:03 PM, Howard Lewis Ship wrote:

> Anyone up for tapestry.apache.org? (I noticed we did have a discussion
> about this back in March.)
>
> I've been saying for some time that Jakarta is turning into more of a
> second-level incubator; all successful projects (including Ant and
> Struts) have migrated up to top-level projects. It's been made clear
> to me that this is not only possible for Tapestry, it is desirable.
>
> In organizational terms, this would mean that Tapestry would have its
> own Project Management Comittee. We would have to produce quarterly
> reports to the Apache board. Our home page address and mailing list
> addresses would change.
>
> The advantage is that we could break Tapestry into smaller pieces
> (projects within the TLP) and each sub-project could have its own set
> of committers.  This, combined with using Maven 2 for builds, would
> give us a lot more flexibility and room to breathe.
>
> However, it requires a chairman to report to the board and I'm pretty
> desperate for that to ** not ** be me. I say this out of a mix of
> lazyness (I'm already too busy), self awareness (I do terribly at any
> kind of organization stuff) and political savvy (it would some ways
> demonstrate that Tapestry can survive without HLS).
>
> A TLP move would also be a good time to:
> - Rethink our release numbering strategy
> - Create new project marketting assets (icons, etc.)
> - Ask HiveMind if they would like to move from Jakarta to Tapestry
>
>
> On that second point ... does anyone have any ideas about refreshing
> the Tapestry marketting assets?  It might be nice to have someone
> (semi-)professional design new icons and such.  The Circle-T is really
> looking dated!
>
>
> --
> Howard M. Lewis Ship
> Independent J2EE / Open-Source Java Consultant
> Creator, Jakarta Tapestry
> Creator, Jakarta HiveMind
>
> Professional Tapestry training, mentoring, support
> and project work.  http://howardlewisship.com
>
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