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Re: [DotGNU]Reasons for a design working group

From: Ian Fung
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Reasons for a design working group
Date: 27 Jul 2002 14:27:06 -0500

let me roll things off by saying that i will be glad to be part of the
design working group. of course, i will represent VRS. i will ask chris
and eric if they want to also be in it too cause i think we should have
2 from VRS.

and yes! listen people!! this is important! suppppport it! =)


On Sat, 2002-07-27 at 08:57, Peter Minten wrote:
> Hi,
> there has been little reaction to my suggestion of forming a design working 
> group, I interpret this as that a lot of people don't really have a strong 
> opinion about this (the proposal is neither supported nor rejected). So let 
> me just rally some support here by summing up some reasons why a design 
> working group would be nice.
> First of all there is the matter of between part communication. The design of 
> the execution enviroments affects the design of the authorization systems 
> (who are used by the execution enviroments) and the design of the webservices 
> (who use the execution enviroments). Since the exec enviroments are the 
> interface to the auth systems for the webservices it's important to have 
> these things tuned to eachother.
> Second there is the matter of appearance, the current structure of the 
> individual projects with the SC above them may appear a bit unorganized to 
> the industry, a structure of working groups with a defined terittory of 
> operation that are clearly connected in a tree structure will appear more 
> organized. A good appearance can be important to getting the industry to work 
> with us.
> Third there is the matter of communication with non-DotGNU projects. We need 
> to keep in touch with other free software projects (like Mono). If we have 
> working groups these can keep in touch with the other projects for us. It 
> could also be useful to invite important non-DotGNU projects to take part in 
> a working group. This would certainly benefit all involved.
> Fourth is the matter of organization when DotGNU gets really big. When the 
> projects get filled with developers and many new projects start it will be 
> hard to keep track of what's going on. The parts working groups could keep 
> track of developments in their areas and alarm the design working group (and 
> the SC) if there is something they going on that's important.
> Well that's all I though off. Reactions are very welcome :-).
> Greetings,
> Peter
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