On Sun, Mar 05, 2006 at 10:09:14AM -0500, Geoff Davis wrote: > One of the things that GTY recommends is to establish a set of agreed upon > principles for evaluating proposals. I think that having such a set of > principles would help us better focus our current discussion.
Good idea. > Let's take a step back from the particulars of the various proposals > floating around and see if we can nail down some principles. Here is a > very rough, very incomplete start: > > 1. Zope should have a clear message about where we are going. > > I'm sure we all agree on this, but this is so broad that it is not very > useful. Here's a stab at refining it: > > 1.1 We should have a clear message about where Zope 2 is going. The > message should give existing and prospective Zope 2 users an idea of how > long their code will continue to work on releases in the Zope 2 path and > what kind of upgrade process they will face as the Zope 2 line evolves. +1 > 1.2 Ditto for Zope 3. +1 > 2. Zope should try to expand its developer base. > > Again, I am sure we all agree, but this is too broad to be useful. > > 2.1 Zope should leverage the work of others by moving toward an > architecture that allows one to easily use code from outside Zope. > > This effectively increases the developer base by letting us leverage the > work of others outside the immediate Zope community. I assume that this > (and integration) are the primary motivations driving the CA. > > 2.2 Zope should be useful for developers not using the full application > server stack. > > Again, this serves to increase our developer base by drawing in people > outside our traditional core audience. +1 > We probably need some principles about the Zope brand, and so on, That seems like the most contentious part, and a lot of Jim's suggestions and the ensuing discussion have focused on this. There are several possible principles here, which may pull in different directions because they target different audiences. I started writing some suggested principles but I don't want to start another cycle of repetitious debate on that topic; I'd first rather see some more feedback on the principles you suggested so far. -- Paul Winkler http://www.slinkp.com _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3firstname.lastname@example.org Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com