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From Joe Bowser <bows...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Discuss] The Future of Ripple as a Top Level ASF Project
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:16:21 GMT
On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 7:30 AM, Brent Lintner <brent.lintner@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey All,
>
> Since becoming an incubator project (being donated graciously by
> BlackBerry), Ripple has seen positive contributions.
>
> However, it is also apparent that the community does not seem large enough
> to sustain a project like this as a top level project (let alone an
> individual PMC).
>
> Three of the original contributors/creators of Ripple are now fully
> involved in a new technology startup in an unrelated field and therefore we
> no longer have the resources to support Ripple in ASF. Also, BlackBerry has
> given no resources to help since donating Ripple to the ASF (this might be
> due to a change in their internal priorities).
>
> Given this, I would like to propose:
>
> 1. We find more community members willing to lead committership of the
> project, and see how that goes.
>
> 2. We also consider the eventuality of folding Ripple into another ASF
> project, if possible. If so, it would seem Cordova is a candidate for this,
> especially given the project being one of Ripple's main focus and support.
> If the community votes for this, we should involve the Cordova community to
> gage their interests as well (I've CC'd their mailing list in this email).

I'd +1 this.  I'd like to see Ripple live on in some form if people
are still using it, even though I don't use it personally.

>
> 3. If the above does not work out, I would then suggest we consider the
> most unfortunate (put perhaps prudent) eventuality, which is to "fail"
> Ripple as an incubator project. "fail" is this case, not being negative.
>

So, Incubator projects can't go into the Attic? That's what the ASF
does with projects that become inactive after they leave incubator.
I'm sure the ASF doesn't want to get into the habit of taking
abandoned projects and shoving everything into the attic, so I'd
rather see it get included in Cordova as one of the less active
repositories.

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