[ZWeb] me too. so what to do ?

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Wed Mar 1 19:04:35 EST 2006

On 1 Mar 2006, at 23:45, Geoff Davis wrote:
> The issues I am more concerned about are the social / political  
> ones.  The
> signature issue is interesting, but probably surmountable -- all Plone
> contributors are required to sign a contributor agreement.

But don't forget - this agreement is with what many people perceive  
as "big bad Zope Corporation"...  I know quite a few people who would  
not sign it because they are paranoid about ZC.

> 1) If the Plone community were to be good Zope citizens and come up  
> with
> some volunteers and code for an improved, interim zope.org site,  
> would ZC
> approve?

This is up for ZC to decide. If I was at ZC I would support it as  
long as a committed and capable subset of the Plone community (not  
Joe Shmoe off the street, but credible people) is willing to support  
the Plone side (meaning anything "above" CMF) 100%.

> 2) Could we get support from others in the Zope community for
> infrastructure _not_ related to Plone?

I'm one of the people with a login, and I'm willing to support  
anything up to and including CMF.

> 3) Could we arrange a reasonable division of labor for systems
> administration so that things can get done?

I'm sure this can be done with ZC cooperation. Personally, I'm in  
favor of more rather than less central control when it comes to  
systems administration. If you have many people who are supposed to  
"be responsible" then you either have all of them falling over each  
other when a problem occurs, or no one shows up because the  
assumption is that another person will pick it up.

I guess basically I'm saying "if you want to do it, then do it right,  
otherwise it's not worth the effort".


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