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Re: [Catacomb] Moving Catacomb forward



Jim Whitehead wrote on 02/02/06 10:52:

> All,
> 
> I'd like to start a general discussion on what your preferences are  
> for the leadership and administration of Catacomb.
> 
> It has become increasingly clear to me that we here at UCSC are  
> unlikely to do much additional development work on Catacomb. None of  
> my current students have research plans that would have them actively  
> working on this project.
> 
> Despite our being poor stewards of this project, it has still managed  
> to attract a community of people and businesses around this code. It  
> seems to me that the best thing for the project is for us to remove  
> UCSC from the leadership and administrative roles we currently have,  
> and hand over the reins to others who are more involved and dependent  
> on this project's success. It would be nice if we still had some  
> input on future directions, but this should be an advisory role.
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
> - Jim

With the code being at UCSC, that implies some kind of active role, at least on
an administrative level, in the project.
I think that having the code on a community server, e.g., Sourceforge or Tigris,
would give it more visibility and probably could attract more people for
development work.

-Joe