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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: [all][proposal] Extend Dormant to include no longer active released components
Date Sat, 07 May 2011 15:58:06 GMT
On 5/5/11 1:26 PM, Rahul Akolkar wrote:
> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Phil Steitz <> wrote:
>> As Hen has pointed out a couple of times, we have quite a few
>> Commons proper components that are no longer under active
>> development.  I would like to propose that we extend the "dormant"
>> classification on the web site to include components that have had
>> releases.  I am not sure whether we need to distinguish internally
>> within this group or do svn moves.  I will start by proposing just
>> the minimalist approach:
>> 0) To move a component to dormant requires a VOTE.  A single -1
>> suffices to postpone the action; but a -1 in a dormancy vote is
>> really a +1 to help sustain or advance the component.
> <snip/>
> I'd recommend lazy consensus votes that are open 10-ish days / couple
> of weeks -- this is how we've been making decisions on moving Jakarta
> bits to Attic.
> Lazy consensus because enough folks may not be bothered to chime in if
> its truly dormant, though Commons is different here :-), and long
> duration because we want to maximize chances of people seeing the
> vote.

Great points.  I guess 0) really does come down to lazy consensus
and I think it is a great idea ("pioneered" in Jakarta ;) to put a
liberal, but fixed bound on the "laziness period" for things like this.

Any other comments before I put this to a VOTE?

> -Rahul
>> 1) When a component is voted "dormant":
>>   a) the main web site and site navigation links show the component
>> as dormant
>>   b) the component site and component JIRA page display a "dormant
>> disclaimer" (TBD)
>>   c) JIRA remains open
>>   d) svn remains open (maybe made read only?  Could just agree to
>> no commits.)
>> 2) To revive a component requires another VOTE resulting in 3 +1s
>> from ASF committers interested in bringing the zombie back to life.
>> Phil
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