Re: Proposed spec for external packages
Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah.foster@...>
On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 6:40 PM, Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@...> wrote:
On 04/08/2015 12:15 PM, Kate Stewart wrote:
Its impossible to answer this question, largely because there's not enough data -- what are these "other systems" (Windows?) and what are the "external packages"?
This is my assumption as well.
If so, what I am missing is how you are going to motivate the producers of open source to use such a system. You're already getting our libre software for free. Why are we going to do more work to make your lives easier?
I think you're on target.
Much of this design is coming from the pseudo-standard world where standards are made on paper and forced to be adopted. FOSS works in completely the opposite direction; multiple implementations are tested and then adopted as a standard once proven. If this is not the planned way of working then I suggest looking at W3C's requirements for standards adoption which *requires* two independent implementations of the standard before it can be adopted.