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From David Nalley <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Graduation to a TLP?
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:59:39 GMT
On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 9:50 AM, Chip Childers
<> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I started a conversation within cloudstack-private@i.a.o about the
> prospect of graduation from the incubator, and have received positive
> reactions from everyone that replied.
> I wanted to kick off the discussion here on the public list, to see if
> anyone has any concerns or objections to us starting down the path of
> trying to graduate?
> My general impression is that we have come a long way as a community
> since CloudStack entered the incubator. While there are still rough edges
> for us to work through over time, we are dealing with our problems quite
> well as a community. The simple reason that I believe we are in a
> position to ask to graduate, is that we are no longer getting value from
> the incubation process!  That's a good thing, because it means that we
> have managed to learn quite a bit about the ASF processes, rules,
> methods and preferences.
> Thoughts, comments, discussion?
> If the community is in general agreement, we have some work to get done:
> We need to go through the podling status file, and ensure that we have
> completed everything that needs to be completed:
> The CloudStack trademark is currently owned by Citrix.  We need to have
> that transfered to ASF prior to graduation.  David also suggested in the
> private list that we probably need to execute the formal ASF name
> search, for the purpose of providing the ASF with assurances that there
> are no surprise conflicts.
> Once we get the final pre-graduation requirements completed, we need to
> go through the process of attempting to graduate.  I suggest that folks
> take a minute to read through the Incubator's Guide to Successful
> Graduation page [1].
> The first step of the process seems to be to kick off a formal community
> vote to propose graduation to the IPMC.  If we vote to graduate, then we
> have to draft a charter / graduation resolution.  This is will be
> proposed to the IPMC for their review, and if passed in an IPMC vote we
> forward it to the ASF board for their vote during a monthly board
> meeting.

So I'd propose that instead of two votes for charter/resolution and
whether or not to vote, that we determine the overall community
feeling/consensus in this thread, and then vote to graduate with a
specific resolution as a single vote.


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