[Zope-Annce] Announcing dev.zope.org

Brian Lloyd Brian@digicool.com
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 16:36:28 -0400

Hello all,

For some time now, it has been a goal of ours to open up 
the Zope development process. Some of you may have heard 
me promise this at the Zope track back in January. Well, 
it took a little longer than I had hoped it would, but 
I'm happy to announce an important step in making that 
a reality: http://dev.zope.org.

dev.zope.org is the place for discovering, initiating, 
and contributing to work on the core Zope platform and 
related Zope technologies. You can think of it as the 
rough equivalent of what Mozilla.org is to Mozilla.

Why has it taken so long? Because there is much more to 
"opening the development process" than simply doling out 
CVS access. Evolving a relatively large and complex 
piece of software like Zope is a non-trivial task, and 
doing it in a highly distributed environment is harder 
still. The dev.zope.org site will provide the background 
materials and tools to ensure that work on Zope is 
consistent in organization and execution. It will also 
help those new to Zope development to come up to speed 
and get involved quickly.

There is still plenty to do be done on the site, but it 
is done enough to start using it so I want to start 
learning by doing. If you have questions or comments on 
the dev site, please send them to me at brian@digicool.com 
and CC the zope-dev list (which is where I expect traffic 
related to dev.zope.org should go in the near term).

Brian Lloyd        brian@digicool.com
Software Engineer  540.371.6909              
Digital Creations  http://www.digicool.com