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From "Jason Pyeron" <jpye...@pdinc.us>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Revised dormancy policy - take 3
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 22:02:18 GMT
-1, needs better handling of details and an outside revival procedure.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Steitz [mailto:phil.steitz@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 16:25
> To: Commons Developers List
> Subject: [VOTE] Revised dormancy policy - take 3
> 
> Thanks, all, for the great comments on the previous versions [1][2].
> I have tried to incorporate them.
> 
> Revised Dormancy Policy
> 
> 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. 
> Dormancy VOTEs will remain open for two weeks.
> 
> 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)

I think this part should be fleshed out more before a vote relying on it.


>     c) JIRA remains open (not merged into Commons-Dormant, 
> but JIRA project page displays disclaimer)

How long will it remain open?

>     d) svn remains open (but no release without a revival VOTE)

Open as in commits allowed? I think [1] has a bad idea about commits.

> 
> 2) To revive a component requires a VOTE.  Any ASF committer 
> interested in bringing the zombie back to life can initiate 
> this action. Revival VOTEs are majority rule.

I think if there are issues in JIRA, and patches are being submitted, that in an
of itself should revive a project. Otherwise a vote based on some quorum not a
majority.

Think about very stable old code [3]. It would likely be dormant until a
business/security objective caused something to change.

> 
> 3) Dormant status for a Commons component is not a substitute 
> for the Apache Attic.  Components that we decide are obsolete 
> or for other reasons are unlikely to ever be revived should 
> be moved to the Apache Attic.  To retire a component to the 
> Attic requires a vote similar to 0). 
> 
> votes, please.  This VOTE will remain open for at least 72 hours.
> 
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Phil
> 
> [1] http://markmail.org/message/bbnuxxozsnkapfhr
> [2] http://markmail.org/message/3bot5xiazanqavqg
[3] http://markmail.org/message/bjkjipbdpjr2yaos


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