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From Christian Edward Gruber <>
Subject Re: [discuss] Graduate Continuum to its own TLP
Date Sun, 23 Sep 2007 00:28:45 GMT


On 21-Sep-07, at 8:10 PM, Brett Porter wrote:

> On 22/09/2007, at 7:34 AM, Rahul Thakur wrote:
>>> So I think it would be good for Continuum to become a Top Level
>>> Project at ASF and the continuum community will have more chance to
>>> grow.
> I agree. It is effectively running itself already.
>>> My concern for the moment is we don't have enough committer from
>>> different companies, To be stable, at least 3 committers from
>>> different companies would be good.
>> While I am for Continuum as TLP, I don't understand the
>> rationale behind having committers from different companies. How  
>> would
>> this help to make Continuum more stable?
> Stability from a community point of view. Firstly, we need to ensure  
> we have enough committers in the first place - for example, to  
> ensure that if Emmanuel decided he could no longer participate, the  
> project would need to be able to survive (though obviously, miss him  
> greatly :)
> Having those committers from a diverse set of companies is an extra  
> safeguard to ensure that no single company either controls the  
> direction of the project, or could cause it problems by withdrawing  
> people's time on it. To be clear, there's no reason to suspect this  
> is a problem now - it's just a worthy thing to have in a project.
> I think everything is on track here - the first focus should be on  
> getting 1.1 out of course, but if we keep doing what we are doing  
> this totally makes sense.
> Cheers,
> Brett
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