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[Catacomb] [PROPOSAL]Catacomb joining Apache
Since my first experiments with Catacomb, I've been always thought that
the very right place for this code would be right inside the Apache
HTTPd project, as a mod_dav plugin/extension.
I had some first random chats with a few Apache and Catacomb people, and
it seems that both sides would welcome the move, which I foresee as a
great win-win situation since:
- Apache would gain mod_dav momentum, both in terms of a cool
implementation offering DASL and DeltaV and as a noticeable set of
skilled and willingful developers;
- Catacomb would gain a lot in terms of visibility and robustness, since
it would be joining the HTTPd team with lots of knowleadgeable people as
well as gaining a large set of developers;
- Catacomb would also solve all the infrastructural issues, since it
would be using the Apache infrastructure in terms of mailing lists, code
repositories (both SVN and CVS), issue tracking and the like.
Should you welcome this move too, know that currently every codebase
joining Apache has to go through a formal incubation process, described
in detail at http://incubator.apache.org. This requires quite a bit of
"paperwork": a proposal should be filed and, if approved, the move will
start under control of the Incubator PMC (Project Management Committee).
You might want to read the Incubator FAQ to get a first idea on how this
process work. It might seem ankward at first sight, but you should
understand that the final purpose of this somehow heavyweigth process is
to ensure both code and community robustness. Finally, I'm volunteering
to do the initial paperwork and help you in the process.
Pro-netics s.r.l. - http://www.pro-netics.com
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