Alan DuBoff wrote:
And now the elections are over and it's up to the OGB to decide on how
to handle that. Seems like business unresolved.
The OGB has only been in office for a month now and has many issues to
tackle - there's lots of unresolved business still, and will be for a
On the website itself, what is called a leader is merely a person that
can edit the pages of the community. That should be changed, a leader
implies much more than being able to edit. Just because someone needs to
edit doesn't mean they need to be a leader.
I would encourage the OGB to draft up some type of guidelines and/or
change the name of "leaders" to "editors" possibly, it's confusing.
The website absolutely should change "leaders" to "editors" given the way
it currently works.
I'm glad you mention that. I would like to add that in the case of ON,
the context is much more important, IMO, since it's the core of the
system, well...today it's the system as OpenSolaris is concerned.
> I would like to see some way of starting by cleaning up what needs
> cleaning, and try to align some of the communities together (based on
> consolidation is fine with me, but currently we really only have ON).
I don't know why you continue to insist this when you know it's not true.
ON is just one of the consolidations already participating in OpenSolaris,
and it's actually slightly behind in openness - JDS already has its master
gate on opensolaris.org, not just a mirror like ON, and can allow community
putbacks directly to it. SFW, X, NWS, Docs - all out there sharing their
code and participating in OpenSolaris already.
Since the code is licensed under the BSD license by my choice, and the
fact that BSD is considered to be acceptable code for OpenSolaris, I
will run it through an opensource review and contribute it. Since this
is software in userland, it seems different than something like device
drivers and/or ON code.
Sounds like a candidate for SFW then.
Of course the willy-nilly way that communities are created to begin with
needs to be addressed at some point, unless the OGB wants it to continue
to be as it currently is, but to me that seems like an odd way to build
communities...what do I know...
When the voters approved the Constitution in the election, they
replaced the previous community creation process with the one
specified in the Constitution. So far, no community has been
proposed since then, so you've not seen the new process in action.
-Alan Coopersmith- alan.coopersmith@xxxxxxx
Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering
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