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Subject svn commit: r1652537 - /incubator/public/trunk/content/incubation/Process_Description.xml
Date Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:33:19 GMT
Author: stain
Date: Fri Jan 16 22:33:18 2015
New Revision: 1652537

CMS commit to incubator by stain


Modified: incubator/public/trunk/content/incubation/Process_Description.xml
--- incubator/public/trunk/content/incubation/Process_Description.xml [utf-8] (original)
+++ incubator/public/trunk/content/incubation/Process_Description.xml [utf-8] Fri Jan 16 22:33:18
@@ -72,36 +72,65 @@ Project.
                 The first thing you will want to do is find a
-                <strong><a href="./Roles_and_Responsibilities.html#Champion">Champion</a></strong>
for your project. 
+                <strong><a href="Roles_and_Responsibilities.html#Champion">Champion</a></strong>
for your project. 
                 One way to do this is to explore the existing
                 <a href="">Apache projects</a>
to find similar projects. 
                 Spend some time reading their project web pages and mailing lists (follow
links at each project website). 
                 By simply lurking on the project mailing lists (and also the 
                 <a href="&root-path;/guides/">Incubator
general list</a> 
                 and other Incubating project lists) you may get ideas about who you
-                would like to ask to help you with your project proposal.
+                would like to contact directly to help you with your project proposal.
+        </p>
+        <p>                
+                Simply email that person directly (e.g. <code></code>,
+                see the <a href="">committer
list</a> to
+                find the username), 
+                describe informally yourselves and your project,
+                and ask kindly if she would be willing to act as your Champion for
+                your project within the Apache incubator. Remember that all 
+                Apache Committers and Members are volunteers with limited 
+                spare time, but you will hopefully find that the person is
+                honoured by your request to be a Champion and sees a potential
+                for your project as a future Apache project.
-                Once you have found an eligible person who is willing to act as Champion,
you can use this person to
-                help you determine if and how your proposal can complement the ASF.
+                Once you have found an eligible person who is willing to act as Champion,

+                you can use this person to
+                help you determine if and how your proposal can fit within the ASF,
+                and if the "Apache Way" of open development would be right for your
+                project. 
+                This might happen over a series of emails, telephone calls or
+                online chat sessions, and should cover any practical concerns such as
+                project infrastructure (e.g. mailing lists, web, source code repositories,

+                issue tracker, wiki) but also the implications of 
+                licensing, governance and Intellectual Property management.          
+        </p>
+        <p>                
                 If you and your Champion are convinced that your candidate project
                 would fit with the "Apache Way", your Champion can help you to get it
                 The establishment of a candidate involves the preparation of a
-                project description (consistent with the candidate description
+                Project Proposal (consistent with the candidate description
                 detailed below) endorsed by a <strong>Champion</strong>.
                 A <strong>Candidate</strong> project description should be submitted
to the  <a href="&root-path;/guides/lists.html">relevant 
-                mailing list(s)</a> of a <strong>Sponsor</strong>. 
+                mailing list(s)</a> of a <strong>Sponsor</strong>. The
Sponsor is usually the 
+          <a href="/">Incubator (IPMC)</a>, (<a href="/guides/lists.html"></a>),
+                assuming your project would aspire to 
+                become a top-level project (TLP). In the special case of your project aspiring
to become
+                a sub-project of an existing Apache top-level project 
+                (e.g. a plugin for Apache OpenOffice), then that project 
+                should be your champion and their <code>dev@</code> mailing list
+                 be where to send the proposal first.
+        </p>
+        <p>
                 Please see:
-                        <li>the <a href="">Jakarta
Guidelines for New Projects</a> 
-                        for a list of issues that should be addressed in your proposal</li>
-                        <li><a href="">Incubator
Proposal Pages</a> for other examples.</li>
+                  <li>a <a href="/guides/proposal.html">Guide to Proposal Creation</a></li>
+                  <li>existing <a href="">project
proposals</a> for examples</li>
                 Typically a <strong>Candidate</strong> is submitted under a message
tagged with [PROPOSAL]. 
@@ -114,8 +143,7 @@ Project.
                 initial post that have little or nothing to do with your proposal -
                 however, if you feel that your candidate project is not being
                 addressed, you may want to specifically request a decision on the
-                Candidate by the Sponsor by posting a request to the decision making
-                list (usually 
+                Candidate by the Sponsor.
                 Sometimes a vote will be announced without
                 you asking for it (perhaps you have done some homework and have a PMC
                 member assisting you though the process), other times you may need to

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