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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 23:03:29 GMT
Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
>> Brian Behlendorf wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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.
> 
> 
> Keep in mind that availablility of the code is a requirement during 
> incubation, of course.  The question is what's an appropriate bar to set 
> *before* a project is accepted into the incubator.

Ok, just making sure.

> Let's also admit there are open source projects out there, perhaps even 
> within the ASF, whose code quality makes it difficult to build 
> communities around.

Absolutely. In fact, some of the ASF projects are simply too good.

-- 
Stefano.


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