[cgl_discussion] CGL Project List, with links

Cahill, Ben M ben.m.cahill at intel.com
Wed Jun 11 22:24:34 PDT 2003

Just a nit . . . the "DLM" and "GFS" projects at the end of the list should probably be listed as "OpenDLM" and "OpenGFS", to distinguish them from the original project or commercial product.

-- Ben --

Opinions are mine, not Intel's

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cress, Andrew R 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 11:02 AM
> To: 'Mika Kukkonen'
> Cc: cgl_discussion at lists.osdl.org
> Subject: [cgl_discussion] CGL Project List, with links
> Mika,
> I think perhaps it is time to move forward with the 
> compilation of links for
> existing CGL 1.x projects as well as future (CGL 2.x) projects.
> Attached is the list I have to date.  We may want some 
> additional merging
> with more CGL 2.0 projects, or we may want to wait for that 
> until the CGL
> 2.0 spec is finalized.
> Next steps?
> Andy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mika Kukkonen [mailto:mika at osdl.org] 
> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 5:06 PM
> To: Dhirendra Pal Singh
> Cc: cgl_discussion at lists.osdl.org
> Subject: Re: [cgl_discussion] hello..
> On Tue, 2003-06-10 at 13:35, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> > On Tue, 10 Jun 2003 11:46:19 -0700 "Dhirendra Pal Singh"
> <dp at garudanetworks.com> wrote:
> (...)
> > | Can anyone guide me how and where can I pick up and take 
> active part in
> > | CGL..???
> > 
> > That's a fair question, but it really depends on your background
> > and experience, both with communications (h/w and s/w) and 
> with Linux.
> Well, as it stands now CGL-WG has two, quite distinct parts: 
> the people
> who work in Specs-sg making the specifications and then 
> people who work
> on PoC (= Proof-of-Concept) subgroup that tries to cover some of the
> gaps between our specs and the reality.
> To participate in specs part, you need to sign the CGL Participant
> Agreement (http://www.osdl.org/pdf/cgl_twg_agreement.pdf; see also
> the Q&A: http://www.osdl.org/projects/cgl/cgl_part_agree_qa.html)
> and then sign up for the specs mailing list etc. We are now doing
> finishing touches on v2.0, and will probably kick-off v2.1 in our
> next face-to-face in Ottawa OLS end of July.
> For PoC we do have some projects led by the people involved in CGL
> (more about those later), and then of course there are lot of projects
> that are not directly involved with us but still work on features we
> want to see. Like Randy said, picking the one really depends your own
> skills and interests. We do have a partial list of the projects
> available from our web site:
> 	http://www.osdl.org/docs/cgl_development_project_list.pdf
> This should be updated by our PoC subgroup Any Day Now ...
> > Follow cgl_discussion mailing list.
> > 
> > If there are projects in the CGL Requirements specs where you feel
> > that you can contribute without a steep learning curve, get involved
> > with one or more of them.
> Well, the one big problem with many projects is that there does happen
> to be quite steep learning curve, and also getting communications with
> the development groups sometimes might be little ... "challenging".
> So I have this idea I am going to call "tutoring", which 
> might be considered
> to be one way to solve the problems of facing a person to get 
> involved with
> working in Open Source. I am myself working on a project 
> called TIPC, which
> is basically a cluster communications implementation. 
> So for this "tutoring" I am more than willing to get people 
> involved in my
> project and I will give them guidance, advice etc. so that 
> they can get a
> taste what does it mean to work on Open Source project, and 
> maybe later on 
> move to some other project which they feel is more closer to 
> their interest
> etc.
> Really the key point of this idea is to give people new to 
> the workings of
> Open Source a "safe sandbox" to get to know the "other kids 
> on the block",
> instead of just pointing them to the LKML etc. where people 
> (because they
> are so busy) are probably not so hospitable to a newcomer.
> I do not know, this is just the idea I got few moments ago, but I am
> certainly
> willing to try it, if somebody is interested. Let me know, if 
> that is you.
> --MiKu
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