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From Raul Kripalani <>
Subject Re: Moving Apache Extras
Date Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:43:50 GMT
At Apache Camel we use camel-extras to host Camel components/modules that
depend on 3rd party dependencies that are incompatible with ASLv2.

After briefly discussing with some committers / contributors on our mailing
lists, I get the impression that most folks would prefer to migrate
camel-extras to Github rather than SF. Since enabling the ASF Camel Github
mirror, we have processed 600+ pull requests and I'd venture a guess that
our generous contributors prefer the Github model for collaborating. In
fact, some of our most engaged camel-extras committers have expressed their
dislike for SF – so imposing SF to camel-extras will be like delivering a
deathblow to the project, as we'll be risking losing those contributors.

Therefore, my question is: are projects obliged to host their extras on the
ASF's selected platform (Sourceforge)? By reading [1] my conclusion is
'no', as extras projects don't belong to the ASF nor do they have to follow
the ASF organisational model or policies. I'm pretty sure that a VOTE on
our list would yield Github as the preferred new home.



*Raúl Kripalani*
Apache Camel PMC Member & Committer | Enterprise Architect, Open Source
Integration specialist | | twitter: @raulvk

On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 4:24 PM, Victor NOËL <>

> Hi,
> I come in a bit late on the discussion (I hope I won't break the mail
> threading, I don't have a message to answer to…).
> We were discussing the subject on camel-users and I was wondering if you
> were aware of the very problematic behaviour of SourceForge?
> I am referring to the following story with the Gimp project:
> Basically, they started putting adware and spyware in installers of
> opensource projects without their consent.
> After Gimp removed themselves from SourceForge, they continued by
> impersonating them, see:
> Do we really want apache extra to be hosted by an organisation like that?
> Just my 2cents… sorry for arriving so late in the discussion.
> Victor
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