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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Moving Apache Harmony to the Attic
Date Sat, 29 Oct 2011 15:36:38 GMT
On 29/10/2011 12:18, Jochen Theodorou wrote:
> Am 29.10.2011 11:02, schrieb Tim Ellison:
>> Back in March I wrote [1] about the choice facing our community to
>> either find a new goal for Apache Harmony, or move the project under the
>> responsibility of the Apache Attic project [2].
>> There has been no significant activity in Apache Harmony since, so it
>> would seem appropriate to make the move.  I will start a vote (on a new
>> thread) for you to express your opinion.
>> The Apache Attic project has a separate PMC who would take over
>> responsibility for the Harmony code repository, mailing lists, etc.
>> This ensures the continued oversight of the project's assets in place of
>> the Harmony PMC.
> Moving to the attic would be so sad... Have you ever thought of moving
> away from Apache? I mean moving to the attic sounds a lot like it will
> be parked there, not commits will be done in the future, and well,
> releases you have excluded alraedy.

There is certainly no concern about being at Apache!  The move is our
own project decision (subject to Board approval) based on the fact that
there is no active community working in the project today.  In that
sense it is already 'parked' until a group choose to pick up and
continue/re-purpose the work.

> I am not part of Apache in any way, so I don't know really, but it did
> sound as if there are no longer enough people to really do anything
> useful in that infrastructure.
> Also, what do you think could give the project a bit dirve again?

We worked long and hard on the original goal of the project -- a full
compatible and compliant Java SE implementation.  The history of
Apache's attempt to complete that aim is well documented.  If people
want to pick up that goal, or use the resources for something else then
it is quite possible to form a community and bring things out of the
attic once again.


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