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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: New Project - Query
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:37:10 GMT
Hi Tom,

On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 5:12 PM, Mccann, Thomas (solutions, services)

> I am currently working on a software project at the Royal Bank of Scotland,
> where we want to spin-out a code base and share it between a group of
> parties (or make it totally open source)....

As Dennis said, the ASF would only help for the "totally open source" option.

Note that software has to be donated to the ASF via a Software Grant
[1] and once that's done the project and its name belong to the ASF.
The original owners don't retain any special status, other than being
factually credited for their donation.

Our project maturity model at [2] might help understand some of the
details of how our projects work, and maybe [3] as well.

As Dennis said the Incubator's success rate varies greatly, I'd say
what makes the difference is being able to grow a solid community of
diverse contributors. It doesn't have to be very big (5-10 regular
contributors is great) but it must effectively follow our principles,
most of which [2] lists.

Hope this helps and feel free to ask if anything's unclear!





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