|Re: [ecf-dev] Discussion: Mars simultaneous release participation|
On 11/11/2014 12:01 PM, Wim Jongman wrote:
Oh don't worry, there will always be someone to tell you what to do :-) :-)
For the beginnings of a technical plan for Mars, see . Since ECF is a community-driven project, if people want other/additional to what I've articulated in  then they should feel very welcome to participate in the planning by speaking up about what they want to see, and then doing what they can to make it happen. Contributors will define the plan whether ECF participates in Mars or not.
As an independent-led community-driven project, ECF doesn't have a corporate project management. I consider that a strength for the project, as it allows us to do things that would be difficult or impossible in many corporate environments, like create open transport-independent communications and messaging infrastructure (e.g. OSGi Remote Services/RSA). It's very liberating (IMHO) to be able to create communications infrastructure that does not attempt...or even allow...lock-in. However, it also means committers and contributors need to be self-motivated, and contribute in the absence of some structure. Sadly, these days it also means operating without some of the resources that are traditionally provided by management.
So thank you for the offer of help Wim, but I would like to request that everyone try to be a little more specific about what they can/will do to help satisfy the Mars Simultaneous Release requirements. Perhaps an hours-per-month estimate...just as an example of one way to be specific. If you can think of other ways to be specific then feel free to use them.