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From mar...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1727880 - /incubator/public/trunk/content/guides/retirement.xml
Date Mon, 01 Feb 2016 01:18:13 GMT
Author: marvin
Date: Mon Feb  1 01:18:13 2016
New Revision: 1727880

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1727880&view=rev
Log:
Modify conceptual explanation of retirement.

Add analogy comparing podling retirement against retiring a TLP to the
Attic, plus other wordsmithing.

Modified:
    incubator/public/trunk/content/guides/retirement.xml

Modified: incubator/public/trunk/content/guides/retirement.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/public/trunk/content/guides/retirement.xml?rev=1727880&r1=1727879&r2=1727880&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- incubator/public/trunk/content/guides/retirement.xml [utf-8] (original)
+++ incubator/public/trunk/content/guides/retirement.xml [utf-8] Mon Feb  1 01:18:13 2016
@@ -23,23 +23,34 @@
 			<section id="abstract">
 				<title>Abstract</title>
 				<p>
-					The intent of this document is to help mentors to understand the process of retirement.
+					The intent of this document is to help Mentors and other
+					community members understand retirement, both as a
+					concept and a process.
 				</p>
 			</section>
 		</section>
 		<section id="introduction">
 			<title>What is Retirement?</title>
 			<p>
-				A retired project is a project which has been closed down by the PPMC or by the IPMC
for various reasons.
-				It is not longer developed at the Apache Incubator and does not have any other duties.
+				A retired podling is one which has been closed down on the
+				initiative of the PPMC or the IPMC for various reasons.  It is
+				no longer developed at the Apache Incubator and does not have
+				any other duties.
 			</p>
 			<p>
 				It's important to view this process as being the retirement of
 				the podling community, not the code. It should not be implied
 				that the code is not for use - just that it has no community.
-				The source code of a retired project is available in SVN, when
-				the copyright requirements are fullfilled.  This is indicated
-				through the incubator status page.
+				So long as the Incubator's copyright requirements are
+				fulfilled by the podling prior to retirement, its source code
+				will continue to be made available through version control.
+			</p>
+			<p>
+				Retiring a podling is analogous to moving a top-level Apache
+				project to the <a href="http://attic.apache.org">Attic</a>,
+				but podlings receive a lower level of ongoing support -- for
+				example, podling websites are deleted outright rather than
+				munged to indicate retired status.
 			</p>
 		</section>
 
@@ -48,7 +59,7 @@
 			<p>
 				In the vast majority of cases, a podling decides to retire on
 				its own and that decision is later formally ratified by the
-				Incubator PMC; very rarely, the IPMC may act on its own.
+				Incubator PMC; very rarely, the IPMC may act unilaterally.
 				(This is deliberate mimicry of Board oversight of TLPs -- 
 				the language and role titles change but in general the Board
 				and the IMPC merely implement the wishes of the community.)



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