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From Bernd Eckenfels <>
Subject Re: Project Life Cycle at Apache Software Foundation
Date Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:27:48 GMT

not sure if this is the right list to discuss global policies, but
there are global policies by the ASF, which you can find here:

and there are project (Apache Commons) specific guidelines here:

Technical decisions (in the borders of the legal policies of ASF) are
done by the developers. Coordinated on the developer mailing lists of
the different projects (this list for apache commons).

As this is a volunteer organisation you cant really assign resources,
if you set up a new project, people need to come together and
agree on a way to coordinate.

Having said that, it is most likely not a good idea to start a new
large project with no existing source with no experience in the ASF. If
you have a good project idea which fits into the commons realm, you can
certainly start in the "sandbox". 

I would suggest you propose and discuss a concrete idea (after reading
all the guidelines above). It is better to give advice based on an
understanding what you want to propose.


 Am Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:06:50 +0530
schrieb Sumit Gaur <>:

> Hi All,
> I am new to Open Source Development. I’ve been part of various Java,
> J2EE, WebServices (SOAP,Rest), Spring based projects. I’ve some
> questions regarding project life cycle at ASF. Kindly spare some time
> to answer the following: How a new project is initiated at ASF. How
> the project requirements and the corresponding
> architecture/design/solution is proposed/decided? Who approves the
> design and technology stack? How the development is managed like
> module or phase divisions? How resources are managed like which
> module or task is assigned to which developer/resource? Who takes
> such decisions? Being a developer how can I contribute to new and
> existing developing projects?
> Thanks and Regards,
> Sumit Gaur

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