> The reason why I reach out to organizations privately is because some of > them are building commercial products on top of AOLserver and may not be > comfortable discussing their needs in a public forum.
Well, the way we handle such situations in the openacs community is that changes go through an approval process which we've copied from the Tcl crew. So these things CAN'T happen in private. The motivation - or the identity of a paying customer - can be kept private, of course, but changes in core code that changes functionality must be approved by core developers in a PUBLIC PROCESS. The developer community around AOLserver is small, so informality's fine IMO, but transparency is crucial. And BTW, I recognize that you've communicated with the OpenACS community as well as various companies, and that's a good thing. > Don, what would you change to improve things? Of those suggestions, > which could you personally do to help the project? Unfortunately my volunteer time is still allocated to OpenACS, so I can't really offer to help on a sustained basis, though I did drop in and implement virtual server awareness in ns_cache back when virtual servers were put in. -- AOLserver - http://www.aolserver.com/ To Remove yourself from this list, simply send an email to <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> with the body of "SIGNOFF AOLSERVER" in the email message. You can leave the Subject: field of your email blank.