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From Dion Gillard <>
Subject Re: [email] Someone on commons-email?
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2005 05:18:54 GMT
Don't count email as dead yet.....see my email on the other thread.

On 6/15/05, Simon Kitching <> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 10:24 -0300, Ramiro Pereira de Magalhaes wrote:
> > Well, that's quite bad... :(
> > Isn't anyone with "managing powers" interested in "pushing email towards
> > a release"? I can checkout this project and start fixing anything by
> > myself as (if) needed but this way I'll be working alone and in a
> > "branch" that will probably be thrown away when the project start moving
> > again...
> Unfortunately it looks like no committer here has the spare time or
> interest in email to help you out. And unfortunately that includes me
> too.
> You are perfectly entitled to take a copy of the code and start a
> project on sourceforge (or elsewhere) as long as the license is complied
> with (the easiest way to do that is just continue to use the APL 2.0
> license). If you do this, then I would be happy to see a note on the
> email project wiki pointing to the sourceforge branch.
> If the sourceforge fork is successful (builds a community of a few
> developers, has happy users) then there is every chance that the
> maintainers of that project (esp. you) might be invited to become
> commons committers and merge the code back in here -- if you wanted to.
> Or as you say you could just maintain a private copy. That's still an
> improvement over starting from nothing.
> It's always a shame to see a commons project die because the original
> committers went away when users actively want to become developers (not
> to mention bad for jakarta's reputation). But unfortunately it also
> takes some time and effort from existing commons committers to check
> that potential contributors are actually people we do want to give
> commit rights to and to allow to perform releases in Apache's name. And
> unlike some open-source projects, there aren't any people paid to work
> on commons AFAIK.
> Regards,
> Simon
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