On Dec 16, 2009, at 11:05 AM, Fabio Mancinelli wrote:

> 
> On Dec 4, 2009, at 3:44 PM, Vincent Massol wrote:
> 
>> Governance Proposal
>> =================
>> 
>> 1) xwiki.org is controlled by the XWiki committers. This means that  
>> important changes brought to it should be discussed/vote on the list,  
>> using the same practices as for code commits
> 
> +1
> 
>> 2) xwiki.org stays open in edit mode to all external contributors (and  
>> XWiki committers continue to monitor it to remove spam, etc)
> 
> +1
> 
>> 3) we agree to start with 3 zones where companies can advertise their  
>> commercial offers on top of the XWiki open source product:
>> -- On the download page (for business packages, subscriptions, hosting)
>> -- On the support page (for services: support, consulting)
>> -- (still to be defined) Possibly on a "Products" tab in the new  
>> horizontal navigation. The idea would be to do as jboss.org is doing.  
>> Projects are open source and community and Products are commercial
> 
> +1
> And I agree with Marius' remark about the fact that only products that are 
> built on top of XWiki could be advertised
> 
>> 4) the company offerings are listed by their amount of contributions  
>> to the XWiki open source project. The company that contributes most  
>> (XWiki SAS today) gets the best spots (top of the list, bigger space)
> 
> +1
> This however is tricky...
> In order to define what "contribute most" means we need a metric, and that's 
> not an easy thing to do.
> 
> Maybe we could use a linear combination of weights assigned to the priority 
> an issue has and an index for its "perceived" difficulty (I saw people 
> tagging issues with their difficulty when handling the backlog in a 
> Scrum-oriented process). Maybe LOC-count could go into the mix (the less the 
> better :)) And maybe also time should influence the result (company that had 
> a punctual high-quality contribution should not be listed forever if it stops 
> contributing)
> 
> The ranking is calculated wrt to this combination and a minimum threshold 
> should be reached in order to be ranked.
> 
> I don't really know how to handle this, but if we propose a ranking we need 
> also to propose a policy about how it is calculated.

Yes this is hard.

 One idea is:
- number of LOC (patches not included - we need to reward committership which 
is a commitment on the long run)
- when same number of LOC then use alphabetical order.

Thanks
-Vincent

> 
>> 5) Companies who want to be listed should provide some proof of their  
>> contributions to the XWiki open source project
> 
> +1
> 
>> 6) XWiki SAS gets some acknowledgment for paying for the xwiki.org  
>> server/maintenance of it. Probably somewhere in the footer of the site  
>> or on side panel somewhere
> 
> +1
> 
>> 7) xwiki.org should always remain a site for the xwiki open source  
>> community
>> 
> +1
> 
> -Fabio

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