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Subject [Incubator Wiki] New: JcmsProposal
Date Sun, 17 Oct 2004 11:28:36 GMT
   Date: 2004-10-17T04:28:36
   Editor: RaphaelLuta <>
   Wiki: Incubator Wiki
   Page: JcmsProposal

   INit PAge

New Page:

!!! X Project Incubation Status TEMPLATE

This document is the template for project incubation status.

What to do to set it up:

* copy this file and name it <projectname>.cwiki
* add this page in incubator/site/site.xml as for other projects
* add a section in incubator/site/projects/index.xml

For this file (syntax reference is at

* substitute the XYZ project name with the real one
* fill in the "Description"
* edit "Project info" to contain only effective resources
* start doing "Incubation work items"

When an "Incubation work item" is done, place the date in the supplied space, 
and if necessary update "Project info" to reflect changes in resources.

There are also sections where to place project news and incubation status reports.

''On the first edit of this file, please delete this notice.''

{{{ -----8-<---- cut here -------8-<---- cut here -------8-<---- cut here -------8-<----

!!! XYZ Project Incubation Status

This page tracks the project status, incubator-wise.
For more general project status, look on the project website.

!!! Description

The XYZ Project is a wonderful project that does things and goes places.

!!! News

* none yet

!!! Project info

* link to the main website

* link to the page(s) that tell how to participate
  (Website,Mailing lists,Bug tracking,Source code)
* link to the project status file
  (Committers,non-incubation action items,project
   resources, etc)

If the project website and code repository are not yet setup,
use the following table:

|| item              || type     || reference                 
|  Website           | www       | [|]
|  .                 | wiki      | .
|  Mailing list      | dev       |
|  .                 | cvs       |
|  Bug tracking      | .         | .
|  Source code       | CVS       | incubator-X
|  Mentors           | id1       | Name1 Surname1
|  .                 | id2       | Name2 Surname2
|  Committers        | .         | .
|  Extra             | .         | .

!!! Incubation status reports

* none yet

!!! Incubation work items

!! Project Setup

This is the first phase on incubation, needed to start the project at Apache.

'' Item assignment is shown by the Apache id.''
'' Completed tasks are shown by the completion date (YYYY-MM-dd). ''

! Identify the project to be incubated
|| date || item
| ....-..-.. | Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist and check to be sure that the name is not already trademarked for an existing software
| ....-..-.. | If request from an existing Apache project to adopt an external package, then
ask the Apache project for the cvs module and mail address names.
| ....-..-.. | If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project, then post
a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance.
| ....-..-.. | If request from anywhere to become a stand-alone PMC, then assess the fit with
the ASF, and create the lists and modules under the incubator address/module names if accepted.

! Interim responsibility

|| date || item
| ....-..-.. | Identify all the Mentors for the incubation, by asking all that can be Mentors.

| ....-..-.. | Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists. 
| ....-..-.. | Give all Mentors access to all incubator CVS modules. (to be done by PMC chair)
| ....-..-.. | Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.cwiki'

! Copyright

|| date || item
| ....-..-.. | Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received.
It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any new code produced
by the project. 
| ....-..-.. | Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated
to reflect the new ASF copyright. 

! Verify distribution rights

|| date || item
| ....-..-.. | Check and make sure that for all code included with the distribution that is
not under the Apache license, e have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute.

| ....-..-.. | Check and make sure that all source code distributed by the project is covered
by one or more of the following approved licenses:  Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X, MIT/W3C,
MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms.

! Establish a list of active committers !

|| date || item
| ....-..-.. | Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement. 
| ....-..-.. | Add all active committers in the STATUS file. 
| ....-..-.. | Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on 

! Infrastructure !

|| date || item
| ....-..-.. | Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers
| ....-..-.. | Ask infrastructure to set up and archive Mailing lists. 
| ....-..-.. | Decide about and then ask infrastructure to setup an issuetracking system (Bugzilla,
Scarab, Jira). 
| ....-..-.. | Migrate the project to our infrastructure. 

! Project specific 

''Add project specific tasks here.''

!! Incubation 

These action items have to be checked for during the whole incubation process.

'' These items are not to be signed as done during incubation, as they may change during incubation.
'' They are to be looked into and described in the status reports and completed in the request
for incubation signoff.  ''

! Collaborative Development 

* Have all of the active long-term volunteers been identified and acknowledged as committers
on the project?
* Are there three or more independent committers? (The legal definition of independent is
long and boring, but basically it means that there is no binding relationship between the
individuals, such as a shared employer, that is capable of overriding their free will as individuals,
directly or indirectly.)
* Are project decisions being made in public by the committers?
* Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of the committers?

! Licensing awareness 

* Are all licensing, trademark, credit issues being taken care of and acknowleged by all committers?

! Project Specific 

''Add project specific tasks here.''

!! Exit 

''Things to check for before voting the project out.''

! Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project 

* If graduating to an existing PMC, has the PMC voted to accept it?
* If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it?

! Incubator sign-off 

* Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of the above tasks?

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