[Xesam] [nepomuk-kde] An open-source project for desktop ontology maintenance
strueg at mandriva.com
Thu May 7 22:37:47 PDT 2009
I understand your concerns with Oscaf. As for the paying members: this is only
intended for industry players. KDE for example is a non-paying member.
Apart from that Oscaf is not very active yet and in the near future you can
expect us (the Xesam and Nepomuk-KDE community) to be the most active. Players
like Nokia will also mostly (if not entirely) contribute though open-source
channels (again: Xesam, probably Evgeny and Philip). The same is true for
AFAICT we simply are the most important users of the ontologies to date. So it
makes sense to get in there and make the Xesam/Nepomuk-KDE voice heard.
Still, this does not solve the technical aspects since Oscaf has no bug
tracking or code hosting system (apart from the sf project Leo created).
So the Oscaf question is not really worth discussing. We should be in there,
we are in there. The question is where do we (and this already means Xesam and
the rest of the Oscaf members) host the code and the bugs. Where do we
discuss. And like that I am back to a platform other than Xesam or Nepomuk.
But I will not follow that road again. :P
Thus, in conclusion: don't be afraid of Oscaf, we have the opportunity to
shape it, to make it act the way we need. Because the buzzwords on the oscaf
page AFAIK are all there is.
On Thursday 07 May 2009 23:09:18 Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen wrote:
> 2009/5/7 Evgeny Egorochkin <phreedom.stdin at gmail.com>:
> > On 7 мая 2009 13:41:18 Roberto Guido wrote:
> >> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Sebastian Faubel
> >> <sebastian.faubel at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 11:41 +0200, Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> >> >> The OSCAF
> >> >> foundation has been set up by NEPOMUK participants (KDE is among
> >> >> them) and its goals align with those of KDE.
> >> Oh, I missed this detail...
> >> In previous mails (by Trueg, probably...) "neutrality" was one
> >> argument. And OSCAF is not "neutral" at all, in a standardization
> >> scenario. Or I misunderstood "neutrality"?
> > OSCAF was supposed to be a place to do maintenance of nepomuk. So it's
> > pretty neutral for any of participants and participant list is not closed
> > as such. Or you whould clarify what kind of neutrality you expect?
> What is a participant in OSCAF? As far as I can read on oscaf.org one
> has to pay money to be a member... Also the project and governance
> structure is heavily (like _heavily_) geared towards an industry setup
> and not for a grass-roots, fast moving, do-it-our-selves, kinda
> movement... Reading the pages it seems like an insurmountable task to
> tackle in spare-time-only at least.
> I must admit that reading the pages on oscaf.org (organization and
> membership pages) leaves me a bit intimidated. And also leaves me
> questionable whether simply spinning off a vigilante sourceforge
> project will help collaboration... But I really am still puzzled about
> this whole oscaf deal. It seems that some people on the lists are into
> the inner workings behind this, perhaps they can enlighten everybody?
> >> or opening Nepomuk to standardization (so: why depend on OSCAF?) ?
> > Sorry I don't understand what you mean here. Standardization at what
> > level/ for what purpose/by whom etc?
> I think the deal is that Roberto (very understandably) is not well
> informed about OSCAF (neither am I). As far as I can see there really
> is no question here... If we want to continue with Nepomuk we must
> collaborate with OSCAF - and I think this is what the industry players
> here want (notably Nokia and Mandriva, but this is pure guesswork).
> > If Xesam doesn't want to become a fork of Nepomuk, we have to have some
> > dialogue with OSCAF. If OSCAF doesn't want Xesam to be come a fork of
> > Nepomuk, they have to somehow listen to Xesam. It's pretty simple --
> > dialogue is the key.
> As I read this paragraph it means that it is paramount that we stay
> under the Xesam umbrella to have a common, more powerful, voice in the
> OSCAF community.
> I urge anyone to go read the pages on the whole OSCAF setup on
> oscaf.org before they voice their opinions here (be warned though if
> you are buzzword allergic you should do some antihistamines before
> going there :-D).
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