Martijn Faassen wrote:
Outside the Zope community Zope 3 doesn't have such a great image
indeed. It's either ignored, or it's actively rejected. There is a lot
of competition with other frameworks. Zope 3 is currently not doing
particularly well in this competition, something we need to fix, but
that's another topic for another thread. It doesn't change that
inviting in the Zope 2 developers is most effective thing we can do at
present to grow the Zope 3 community.
It is a bit like this: the zope2 community wants the zope3 technology
and zope3 wants the zope2 community.
I think the question about the technology should be treated as such on a
technical level, by bridging the technical gap (Five, common
repositories, writing tutorials for zope2 developers, collaborating on
common modules, adapting zope2 concepts like TTW editing to Zope3 but
without reproducing the zope2 skin and templates mess, etc).
But the question about the communities involves more complicated
aspects, i.e. marketing issues, licenses, competition, strategies, etc.
The repository is not the answer. This has to be solved on a higher
level, Zope Foundation, updated ZPL license, ... where a social contract
is agreed on.
So let's not pretend that everything can be solved on a technological
level even though lots of it can ..
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