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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [Discuss]Accept donation of drawing APIs
Date Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:16:12 GMT


On 4/18/16, 3:04 PM, "jude" <flexcapacitor@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>So the components Tink donated years ago IIRC weren't completely finished
>(from what I read at the time they were still in progress) or that he may
>not even be part of the community anymore to maintain it. I still would
>have liked to have his and others work integrated into a sub swc whether
>they completely fit or not. Plus it's important to remember that people
>move on, change jobs, change careers whatever.

If Tink committed code to an ASF repo, then you and other interested
committers can finish it.

>
>Alex wrote:
>> So to be more clear, I am interested in collecting things related to
>>Flex
>that the community wants to maintain and improve.  AS3Commons, SWIZ,
>Parsley, and all of those other 3rd party things that lots of folks use
>and are afraid the server that serves them might go away.  But only if we
>have folks here willing to help maintain and create releases for that
>code, which is why there will be votes on each one.
>
>I agree. I can't tell you how many sites are down that used to host Flash
>and Flex code (all because of bad marketing Flash muckraking). But even if
>the projects are dead the least we could do is provide a graveyard here so
>if we ever need to dig up their rotting corpses we can do so

IMO, taking in code requires a certain amount of energy for vetting and
releasing.  ASF repos are not supposed to be a dumping ground.  There
is/was something called Apache Extras.  I personally don't want to get
distracted researching it, but if you and others interested want to look
into it, that may be the right place, or maybe some volunteer simply needs
to set up a space on GitHub for "lost" code.

-Alex

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