[Bro-Dev] CBAN design proposal

Siwek, Jon jsiwek at illinois.edu
Mon May 23 10:26:28 PDT 2016

> On May 21, 2016, at 5:44 PM, Robin Sommer <robin at icir.org> wrote:
> I'm getting concerned that we're creating an unncessary bottleneck by
> imposing the Bro Team into the critical path for submissions and
> updates. Why not let people control their stuff themselves? They'd
> register things with CBAN to make it available to everybody, but we'd
> stay out of the loop for anything further. 

To clarify, is the concern w/ the amount of non-automatable tasks or with the model of requiring authors to “ping” some middle-man in order for updates to their plugin to become visible to all CBAN users?

Because most what I had outlined could be automated (apart from the suggestion that initial submissions have someone from the Bro Team quickly review whether it looks legit).

Though I am on board for trying to draw up a contrasting design where the focus is on directly connecting users w/ plugin authors without any blocking processes or bureaucracy in the middle-man.  That would make life easier for authors, and that’s maybe even a higher priority than maximizing the quality/consistency of user experience because, without authors, there won’t be much for users to experience in the first place.

- Jon

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