|Re: [wtp-pmc] Fwd: [Bug 510140] [restructure] datatools CollapseDataTools and turn it into a (Web) Tools subproject|
I, of course, don’t have any issue with WTP PMC discussing things affecting WTP, but I am concerned that the result of these discussions that are not open to the general contributor community end up pre-determining the outcome. See the title of the bug that Wayne has opened.
I feel strongly that only those that are actively contributing have a voice in the direction of a project.
So, if I might suggest an alternate topic of discussion… Perhaps WTP PMC can focus of finding resources to keep this project alive. Once potential contributors are identified, they can congregate in an open forum, invite other contributors and proceed with the process of rebooting the project.
To be clear, the pressing DTP matter that’s currently blocking WTP and has blocked it in the past has nothing to do with how the project is organized, so let’s not get sidetracked.
As WTP is of course a major consumer of DTP, it behoves us to discuss what would be in the best interests of WTP. The discussion should of course be open and archived, which is possible via either communication channel that I mentioned. I 100% agree that in general, a wider discussion should happen on cross-project about the future of DTP so that the entire community can participate in that larger discussion. Not sure if Wayne, Brian P, or someone else should start that thread. I'm surprised that this hasn't happened yet.
I also agree that the question of who will contribute is the main question. Ultimately, I would think the project contributors would have a large voice in determining where the project ends up. I think the best choice should be determined by what is best for the long term health of the project, and my mind is open on that question.
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