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Date: 2007-08-04 (18:04)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Sorted list
On Sat, 2007-08-04 at 19:35 +0200, Julien Moutinho wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 05, 2007 at 01:42:21AM +1000, skaller wrote:

> > So Inria should provide the repository, and the Ocaml team has
> > a final veto on selection .. but the work is done by outside
> > volunteers.
> I am quite half-hearted about the idea of an Inrians' veto,
> despite the fact that, they sure know how to select.

Inria will be held responsible for the packaging and libraries
even if they disclaim authorship: they have a right under those
circumstances to be selective and authoritarian.

They also have to manage the respository and ..

> That said... do they have enough manpower for such a peer-review task?

No, of course not: they don't have enough to do the type theory
they want to do. A project like Ocaml never has 'enough' resources.

It's a question of bang-for-buck: leverage. A small investment of
effort by Inria could provide a large return.

> > So please would the High Priests of the Cathedral like
> > to run a little Bazaar for their disciples?
> Yep, Bazaar or another free software with a distributed repository model.

Heh .. I wasn't actually suggesting bzr.. Inria use CVS so we'd be
stuck with that.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net