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Re: Proposal for sponsored development of "Obliterate"

From: Philipp Marek <philipp.marek_at_emerion.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 08:25:29 +0200

Hello Julian,

On Freitag, 22. Mai 2009, Julian Foad wrote:
> (Now attaching the draft doc in HTML format instead of Open Document
> format.)
> Julian Foad wrote:
> > After being out of the Subversion world since January I now have time on
> > my hands and I want to design and implement the much talked-about
> > "Obliterate" feature. ...
I have a few comments.

In Task 3 you write "Sponsor chooses which outline design to develop"; while
this is understandable on some level ("He who pays the piper calls the tune"
;-), I don't know how you (we) want to handle the case that
* a single sponsor feels that some minimal solution is sufficient for her
  (while most of the community needs a bit more), or
* when different sponsors want different solutions.

In "Time scales..." you mention "Daily communication"; depending on the
sponsor(s) that might be a very time-consuming task.
I'd advise just giving weekly "what was done, what's planned for next week"
overviews - possibly to the dev@ mailing list, so that all can feel the
(Or do you think that this will be done in 2-4 weeks, so that you'll need a
finer granularity?)

For "Intellectual property rights", I'd be happy to have something mentioned
that these works will be available with the same license as subversion itself,
see URL ...

Thank you for your efforts!


Received on 2009-05-22 08:25:54 CEST

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