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From Viktor Klang <viktor.kl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How is Cassandra going for graduation?
Date Tue, 11 Aug 2009 18:43:33 GMT
Perhaps the biggest question is who she's taking to the prom...

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 8:28 PM, Matthieu Riou <matthieu.riou@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 8:50 AM, Eric Evans <eevans@rackspace.com> wrote:
>
> > <snip>
> > >           o License grant complete
> > >           o CLAs on file.
> > >           o Check of project name for trademark issues
> >
> > Not sure how to verify these.
> >
>
> Trademark seems okay. License grant has been filed by Facebook when the
> incubation started so that's good.
>
>
> >
> > >           o The project is not highly dependent on any single
> > > contributor (there are at least 3 legally independent committers and
> > > there is no single company or entity that is vital to the success of
> > > the project)
> >
> > According to the status page there are 8 committers, representing (I
> > think ) 6 different organizations (or themselves). Some are more active
> > than others though, so I'm not sure how you'd score this.
> >
>
> Good if you ask me. A 'who we are' page on your website listing the
> committers and eventually linking to whatever they want to link to would be
> cool I think. It's always nice to see when you come to a project and the
> IPMC will probably be looking for something like this as well to assess
> diversity.
>
>
> Two folks were just recently added.
> >
> > >           o ASF style voting has been adopted and is standard practice
> >
> > We've struggled with when, where and how to use this, but I think we are
> > basically OK here.
>
>
> There are 2 times where voting is "a must". For releases and for new
> committers nominations. For the rest, voting is more like a tool that can
> be
> very useful for taking group decisions.
>
>
> > >           o Engagement by the incubated community with the other ASF
> > > communities, particularly infrastructure@ (this reflects my personal
> > > bias that projects should pay an nfrastructure "tax").
> >
> > Not sure here. Could you explain this one?
>
>
> It's a nice to have, I wouldn't overly worry about this. It's just good for
> the project to know who to ask, even after graduation, if you have a
> problem.
>
>
> >
> > >     * Alignment / Synergy
> > >           o Use of other ASF subprojects
> > >           o Develop synergistic relationship with other ASF
> > > subprojects
> >
> > We use quite a bit of ASF software (several of the commons libraries for
> > example), but the most prominent example is probably Thrift. There is
> > some overlap between project participants, and countless Thrift issues
> > have been filed by members of the Cassandra community (often accompanied
> > by patches).
> >
>
> Yeah, this is a "nice to have" too. Your "contribution" to Thrift (or at
> least the attempt to fix some of it) is a good sign.
>
> Cheers,
> Matthieu
>



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Viktor Klang

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