[PROPOSAL] Looking ahead
craigwblake at mac.com
Mon Jun 27 15:16:54 EDT 2005
> This question of "community-driven" is central. Is DPML community
> No. It's not community driven because we have not yet established the
> initial release. The community is the base of people who use the
> and contribute with ideas, momentum, code, documentation, issues,
> and new
> ideas. But to assume that a community exists prior to a value
> proposition is
> to assume that sales can exist without marking and the marketing
> can exist
> without product.
> Is DPML a community driven project - no. Not yet. A prerequisite is
> development of a community and the prerequisite to that is a the
> establishment of an compelling product.
Ok, hang on. Can you be more clear on what is your definition of
*are* users of this stuff already (me, for one) and there *are*
people making contributions
to both the discussion and the code base (albeit in limited ways at
the moment). So what
exactly are we lacking?
It sounds as if you are waiting for a community to magically appear
once a release comes
about, but hey, don't ignore those of us who are here already!
> I agree completely.
> The crucial aspect here is "diverse views". Diverse views implies
> community". Diverse community implies a canter of gravity and that
> product availability. The achievement of "product availability"
> commitment to goals we have established. Those goals are for the
> most part
> complete. Out of that is a initial product that can evolve based
> on the
> stake holder interests. The next big thing is the establishment of
> and legal infrastructure that will safeguard those interests.
> Cheers, Steve.
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