[XML-SIG] Roadmap document - finally!

Thomas B. Passin tpassin@home.com
Sat, 17 Feb 2001 14:12:10 -0500

Martin v. Loewis wrote

> I'd avoid maintaining a pure wishlist. Additions to the roadmap should
> include commitments of individual contributors to actually contribute;
> ideally with a commitment to contribute at a specific time in the
> future (which may be well several months from now).
> Otherwise, people will think that they will get something soon, only
> to find out that they did not get it two years from now.
I see the roadmap as more of a guide than a wishlist.  To the extent that "we"
have an idea of where we'd like to go, it should get into the roadmap.  If
there are some projects that have no contributor right now, the roadmap would
show that there is a hole.  The "Documentation" item in the current Roadmap is
an example.  Perhaps someone will decide to fill it.  The wish-list things I
see as different (although there is probably no clear line).  A roadmap like
this could also help people coordinate things, since some things  might need
to happen before others.

> Please, no. Maybe I misunderstand the purpose of this document. If so,
> can you please explain what its purpose is?

Maybe "roadmap" isn't the best term, then.  Lars might want to say what he
thought it was going to be, since he's the one who posted it.


Tom P