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From Luciano Resende <luckbr1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Publishing the 1.0 release artifacts
Date Fri, 06 Nov 2009 17:19:13 GMT
On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 8:39 AM, ant elder <antelder@apache.org> wrote:
> I think it needs to be clear what state Abdera is in. There have been
> no releases since leaving the Incubator a year ago, there have been no
> commits for 6 months, committers have said they no longer have time
> for the project, most questions or patches on the dev list go ignored.
> The trunk code is broken from various changes at the start of the year
> including some non trivial refactoring and with the old committers not
> around to answer questions its difficult to work out fixes.
>
> At this stage Abdera could be retired to the Apache Attic, or try to
> get some new committers to get some life back in it. It does seem like
> there is a community willing to contribute and there is a sizable user
> base so it would be a shame to retire it. But right now its very
> difficult for anyone to help as trunk is broken and patches aren't
> getting applied.
>
> The 1.0 vote happened way back in January and passed with 4 binding +1
> votes and a non binding -1, and it seems reasonably clear from the
> thread and other later emails that the PMC considered the vote a pass
> and the artifacts could be published. I've checked the licensing,
> there are some inconsistencies but i don't see anything I'd consider a
> blocker and I'd don't see any problem with following through on the
> result of the vote and finally publishing the artifacts, especially
> given the current state of the project. That would give at least a
> point to try to go forward with and we could start bringing up trunk
> again, applying some patches, getting some new comitters, and then
> maybe it would be possible to get the latest code out in another
> release.
>
>   ...ant
>

All what I was trying to do was to give my advice on the legal side of
the release being voted. As you said, I'm no binding, and I don't want
to interfere with what the Abdera PMC thing it's the right thing to
do. Please have fun....

-- 
Luciano Resende
http://people.apache.org/~lresende
http://lresende.blogspot.com/

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