[ZWeb] Re: Credits...
Jeffrey P Shell
jeffrey at cuemedia.com
Fri Sep 5 15:28:07 EDT 2003
On Friday, September 5, 2003, at 01:32 PM, george donnelly wrote:
> [Jeffrey P Shell wrote (jeffrey at cuemedia.com) on 9/5/03 1:48 PM]
>> Please remember that this site is a free service. It benefits Zope as
>> a brand and platform to have such a large site available for the
>> community to use, but it does take a lot of bandwidth and hardware to
>> deal with the sites volume. Converting the old site to the new site
>> was a mammoth undertaking - just on the content conversion side alone.
>> There are still a lot of issues remaining to be worked out, yes. And
>> they are being worked on to the best of the abilities of those who
>> time and access to deal with them (I myself do not have access to make
>> software changes). But I have to assume that most of these people,
>> like myself, have many other responsibilities at the moment.
> .... you have just stated very clearly why the process should be
> opened up a
> bit to allow community members to lend a hand without having to sign
> away an
> arm and a leg.
I'm not responsible for the agreement. I may have given an OK on it a
bit hastily. I'll have to re-review it when I have time (I'm already
very behind in my day). Nothing scared me upon reading it, so I was a
little surprised that there was a vociferous reaction. Again - I'll
need to re-review it in order to offer any real opinion of my own about
> if cost is an issue, i'm sure there are some ZSP's willing to chip in.
Cost is not the issue. I just wanted to remind people that this is a
very large site. Plus - I've always been of the camp "don't complain
about free services" :). The site needs improvement, yes. I just hope
people appreciate the amount of work that has been done for them over
the years to give them such a large public resource, that's all.
> I understand your situation and your limited resources. Someone at the
> needs to pay attention to this issue and flip a switch somewhere to
> open up
> the cathedral doors a little.
I think that the contributor agreement was an attempt at that, and that
people realize that it was an attempt to open the doors a little. So
maybe it wasn't the right attempt. But it is an acknowledgment of the
situation. I can't speak for the current state of things, however. I
do know that people are aware of the situation. Strong but flexible
licenses and agreements take time.
Jeffrey P Shell
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