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From Jeff Turner <je...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Incubator DOA (Re: [STATUS] Tapestry [LACK-OF] Progress)
Date Wed, 12 Mar 2003 08:19:49 GMT
On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 11:54:02PM -0800, Greg Stein wrote:
...
> From a legal standpoint, the Incubator was created to ensure that we had our
> i's dotted and t's crossed. Beyond that, I have little opinion. IMO, the
> Incubator is more about process and checklists, than warm fuzzies and
> "teaching about the community". Docco on the community, its expections, and
> the ASF culture should be provided by the Incubator to *ALL* of the ASF, not
> just those projects which are arriving. The culture is all of the ASF, and
> the entire ASF participates; there are a lot of things that new committers
> to existing projects need to learn. Not just the committers arriving via the
> incubated projects.
> 
> 
> Constructive criticism of the day: establish the checklist, get projects
> signed off, and move 'em along. Very objective, and very satisfying to those
> involved.
> 
> 
> But to call it a failure? That's too harsh. I think there are certainly
> problems in the basic model. You have a bunch of highly-motivated people
> associated with incoming projects. On the "other side of the fence" you have
> a bunch of unrelated volunteers. It's a recipe for status quo. With a more
> limited mission, and an objective progress meter, then the Incubator is
> about verifying process rather than needing to participate.
> 
> There is a definite need for the Incubator, but I think the people who
> advocated it as a "community builder" need to reassess that concept.

Agreed.

Is there then any reason why project can't 'incubate' on non-Apache
hardware?  Sourceforge?

This would remove the most (potentially) unfair aspect of incubation:
that projects can be rejected, and must then relocate all their
infrastructure off Apache.


--Jeff

> Cheers,
> -g
> 
> -- 
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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