(Resent to zope3-dev because I was not subscribed).
Maik Röder wrote:
Here we are supposed to have the notion of cooperation diluted in some sort of undefined abstract notion of cooperation between anonymous participants that have to leave their badge at the entrance.
When I say neutral, I mean "not dominated by the interests of one company".
We (Nuxeo) have a strong interest in working on a common platform for ECM under Zope 3, that could become the basis of our open source ECM products like CPS, eCommunity, WebPublisher, etc. in a 1 year timeframe (or less).
OTOH, we also strongly believe that this project is in the best interest of several other parties, and that is the reason we want to work on the project with as many capable partners and people as possible.
So we have decided to start the project as a community effort, while at the same time already starting working on deliverables (architecture documents, specs, working code with unit tests) because we already have customers that depend on this project.
I could rephrase my question to:
"How do you make sure that people don't get the impression that the
project is in the hand of a company, and not in the hands of a
healthy community? Do you plan to create dome kind of community foundation?"
The project is already in the hands of a community - we have already commitments from Nuxeo, Infrae, Chalmers University. Several other people (including people from Zope Corp, Cignex and the Plone community) have expressed a strong interrest in the project by participating in the sprint in Paris and I believe and hope they are still on board.
Regarding code ownership: like we discussed before and a bit during the sprint in Paris, there are several options, like setting up a foundation or using an existing foundation. These options will be discussed face to face in Goteborg next month.
I personnaly think that centralized code ownership is not that important, at least in the kick-off phase of the project, as long as everybody agrees on using an open source / free license compatible with the GPL.
In terms of marketing this is a very bad move because it shows that no one is willing to step forward, commit and endorse the project.
Before endorsing the project I just need to be sure that there is a healthy community.
I cannot promiss you more. You can also wait for EuroPython where we will be present, do a sprint, give a couple of talks and hopefully have some usefull code to show.
We should instead put the logos of the companies that contribute with code, design etc... this will incite others to join.
That would be great.
You can send me email with the logos and I will make sure that they appear in the 'about' section of the z3lab.org site.
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