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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Incubation proposal for [flatfile] component
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:07:08 GMT

--- Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 5:36 AM, Niall Pemberton
> <niall.pemberton@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 3:15 AM, Martin Cooper
> <martinc@apache.org> wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 10:18 AM, Matt Benson
> <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> At long last, I have prepared the preliminary
> >>> proposal.
> >>
> >>
> >> Pardon me if I missed some previous discussion,
> but I'm not finding anything
> >> about "flatfile" in the archives.
> >>
> >> Why is this heading for incubation? Given that
> you are the sole developer
> >> and already a committer here, why not just drop
> it in the sandbox?
> >
> > I believe we would need to go through the
> *short-form* incubator
> > process (i.e. IP clearance) rather than the
> full-blown project
> > incubation:
> >
> >
> http://incubator.apache.org/ip-clearance/index.html
> >
> > ...but otherwise I agree with Martin - once the
> appropriate IP
> > clearance forms have been processed thru' the
> incubator, then it could
> > just come straight into the sandbox.
> 
> +1.
> 
> With CSV the community was external to our own. No
> overlap. In this
> case it's a subset, so the only real issue Matt
> faces for flatfile is
> that we don't allow releases from the sandbox until
> he can find a few
> interested developers and get it promoted.
> 

The contrast with CSV was indeed my reason for
believing it was necessary to pursue "full" incubation
in this case.  If we are agreed as a community that
this is unnecessary, I will proceed with the IP
clearance-to-sandbox approach, then.  :)

-Matt

> Hen
> 
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