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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: proposal: modify incubation application process to require a reference to the code itself
Date Mon, 12 Jul 2004 21:08:53 GMT
Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> 
>> Brian Behlendorf wrote:
>>
>>> It seems to me that any honest assessment of the merit of
>>> accepting a proposal should include a look at the code itself, if 
>>> only to
>>> get a gut-check on how maintainable and evolveable that codebase 
>>> might be
>>> going forward.
>>
>>
>> why?  if the idea excites people but the code sucks, are we going to
>> turn it down?
> 
> In that case, we might decide to accept a new project into the incubator 
> for the same purpose, but decide not to accept the sucky code.

java.apache.org history shows a long history of failures in incubating 
projects without code. jakarta doesn't, exactly because we established 
that rule.

It would be a *major* step back if we lifted that requirement.

-- 
Stefano.


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