Main Idea of this project
- Provide a simple access (just a classic registration) to a site and a repository : the community site.
- On this community site anybody who wants can add a module and share it with the world.
- The aim is not to influence the Lenya's core, but to use module capability and core possibilities as far as possible
- The objective of this "open access repository" is to increase possibilities for user and end-users and to allow for adding modules without being a lenya-committer (that means lowering the barrier to contribute code).
- Setup wiki pages for external contributions
- Give advice / recommendations for hosting
Needs for hosting
- anonymous read access on source code
- write access to module's leader and to identified user
Discussion about hosting
- I see two solutions for the hosting
1) Use svn hosting provider (like sourceforge, google code, ...)
- a benchmark about the different hosting solution you know have to be done in order to choice
- please list here hosting provider you know and list advantage and inconvenient you know
- no maintenance work
- tools provide
- each Lenya module is a project in a project on the provider, it could be hard to have a global seen of contributor's modules
- risk to have many modules on many providers
2) Use my dedicated server
- I begin to configure an svn server yesterday and it seems to be easy to have a repository who respect the needs
- I would like to also set up a Lenya site dedicated to modules. It's allow to write things on modules and retrieve informations from svn
- Advantages :
- all modules in a dedicated place, easy to have a global view
- could be a good for Lenya marketing : a Lenya site that show Lenya's modules
- may trust some new modules for Lenya
- administrative task (but could be low, if I have many, I will be happy)
- Server and administrator stability
- Any one can set a new module, and have the module's lead
- the module leader can add other commiters on his module
- Quality Assurance is important for the Lenya software.
- So, in the community site, the QA is not sure. However, feedback on the list, maturity of the module and individual testing should give information on the goodness of a module.
- Maybe, if a community module is pretty much stable and useful, it will be include in the Lenya's contribution branch ??
Module's licensing in the community site
- ?? Only apache licence have to be allowed, or any open-source licence is allowed ??
- Idea was send and discuss during the meeting in Bad Säckingen 2009
- Decision have to be in the ML