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From Vincent Keunen <>
Subject Re: A maturity model for Apache projects
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:53:05 GMT
Good idea.

I would just remove the "only" from "Releases: source code only". Maybe 
say "Releases: source code at the minimum" ?  It's not a problem to have 
some projects also release binaries, is it?

Shouldn't there be also something about a minimum documentation? Not 
necessarily doc on source code, but doc on the project (minimal web 

I can also confirm that Bertrand was talking about this to me at 
Budapest.  So "ages >= 2 months".  :-)


On 2015-01-06 18:28, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> Hi,
> Creating such a model has been on my todo list for ages, and in a
> related discussion on board@ people seem to agree that having this can
> be useful.
> So let's start - here's my rough initial list of items:
> Code: open, discoverable, fully public history, documented provenance
> Quality: security, backwards compatibility, etc
> Contributions: welcome from anyone based on technical quality
> License: Apache License, dependencies must not put additional restrictions
> Community: inclusive, meritocratic, no dictators, clear documented path to entry
> Discussions and decisions: asynchronous, in a single central place, archived
> Decision making: consensus, votes if needed, technical vetoes in the worst case
> Independence: from any corporate or organizational influence
> Releases: source code only, notices, long-lived release format
> Related efforts, inspiration:
> -Bertrand

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