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Re: Proposal for sponsored development of "Obliterate"

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 16:09:26 +0100

Philipp Marek wrote:
> 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

I was assuming that all of the proposals to choose from would be
proposals that are acceptable to the community. Any proposal would still
be structured in such a way that the work done for that sponsor would
not get in the way of other people developing extra capabilities.

> * when different sponsors want different solutions.

I don't know, but I expect we could resolve this situation by talking to
them about it.

> In "Time scales..." you mention "Daily communication"; depending on the
> sponsor(s) that might be a very time-consuming task.

Actually, I meant "Here we need to specify reasonable expectations for
responding to any communication that needs response within a day or so",
not "We will communicate every day".

> 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
> advancements.

Yup.

> (Or do you think that this will be done in 2-4 weeks, so that you'll need a
> finer granularity?)

No.

> 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 ...

Yup. Will do.

> Thank you for your efforts!

Thanks for the comments.

- Julian

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