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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Incubator Reorg
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2003 07:36:20 GMT

Adding the changes suggested by Sam.
Still need input from AltRMI and FTPServer.

Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> 
> I believe that the Incubator Reorg RT has brought us to very interesting 
> conclusions, that I'd like to summarize here as a proposal, for which 
> I'd like to ask a vote after some discussion.
> 
> Feel free to add items you regard as important WRT Incubator Reorg.
> 
> 
> Prolog
> ================
> 
> There are no subprojects in Apache, only Projects that are usually 
> called Top Level Projects or TLP. Thus the Incubator should reorg itself 
> around incubating Projects.
> 
> 
> Incubator Scope
> ================
> 
> The Incubator shall better define its scope as:
> 
> 1 - incubation of projects, intending incubation of external codebases
>     and communities that wish to become Apache Projects (TLP)
> 
> 2 - assistance of projects that are importing new codebases and new sets
>     of committers that formed an outside community, when requested
>     by the project doing the "import"
> 
> 3 - a place where projects should record the import of external
>     codebases, therefore creating a clear audit trail for all donations
> 
> 
> 1 - Incubation of projects
> =============================================================
> 
> To assist the incubation of projects, that will thus become Top Level 
> Projects in Apache, it has been proposed that PPMCs will be created, 
> that are basically test PMCs.
> 
> Since the proposal is quite long, here it is on our wiki:
> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/PpmcProposal
> 
> 
> 2 - Assistance of Projects that are importing new codebases
> =============================================================
> 
> With new codebases, projects have to deal with new community integration 
> and code import IP issues. The Incubator would be a place where they can 
> find documentation about what to do and seek help on the lists.
> 
> 
> 3 - Code Audit Trail
> =============================================================
> 
> This proposal would make all PMC Chairs automatically members of the 
> Incubator, so that they can accept code donations to their projects on 
> behalf of the ASF and record that a simple checklist is done in the 
> Incubator CVS. This is to create a trail that clearly shows what has 
> been done in the import of the new codebase, all in a single place.
> 
> 
>                               - 0 -
> 
>   NOW WHAT?
> ================
> 
> Where would we go from here?
> 
> We have to reasses the status of all incubating projects WRT the new 
> rules, and add the needed PPMCs.
> 
> Proposal:
> 
> - AltRMI: decide where it wants to land
> - FTPServer: decide where it wants to land
> - Geronimo: make PPMC
> - JaxMe: pass it on to the Webservices PMC
> - Juddi: pass it on to the Webservices PMC
> - Lenya: pass it on to the Cocoon PMC
> - Pluto + Wsrp4j: propose a TLP with Jetspeed and move all there

- Pluto + Wsrp4j: move to their sponsoring PMCs and suggest them to form
                   a TLP when possible

> - XmlBeans: move to Xml PMC
> - Directory: create PPMC
> - Ruper: create PPMC
> 
> We also need to create additional documentation for point (3), and add 
> all PMC chairs to the Incubator PMC.
> 
> Fire at will.

-- 
Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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