[tei-council] Criteria for TEI Repository Inclusion

Lou lou.burnard at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Mar 3 09:09:08 EST 2010

Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 3 Mar 2010, at 13:52, James Cummings wrote:
>> What about something like the genetic editing material?  We have 
>> a directory called genetic/ where some of those working on 
>> genetic editing (as a sub-group of the TEI-MS SIG originally) 
>> have some work in progress which will eventually come before the 
>> council.
> that one is a bit different, and a mess, as its partly a drafting of a new chapter,
> but also creating a Tite-like documented Exemplar. I suspect it will end
> up splitting apart.
> I _think_ I would actually go now for breaking apart the TEI SF monolith,
> using it just for  the Guidelines sources.  Then create a new "tei-tools"
> for Roma, Stylesheets, Emacs, OOTEI, etc, which could also be a home
> for exemplars and incubation projects like genetics whose future is
> unsure. Big secure projects like Epidoc remain in their own place,
> of course. The status of "tei-tools" would be that it was managed by TEI-C
> as a service, but that its contents were not as official as "tei"
> why don't we just do this? basically because my heart fails at the the thought 
> of all the work involved of breaking apart and migrating the Subversion
> repos. It would a lot of very careful donkey labour, and I don't want to do it.
> --

While I am sure it's not too hard to find a careful donkey, I'm not 
convinced that this fragmentation would buy us much. We'd still have to 
decide whether or not new project x was worthy of going into "tei-tools" 
or not.

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