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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: log4net 1.2.9 beta release
Date Sat, 12 Mar 2005 15:22:06 GMT
> Knowing log4X does not necessarily mean knowledge of log4Y, especially to
> the extent of taking over a project if and when the need arises.

> Would you care to clarify what you mean exactly by the term "taking
> responsibility"?

The ASF does not exist to sponsor projects with a lifespan measured by the
participation of a project founder.  ASF projects are expected to be managed
by healthy communities of a critical mass in order to ensure the long-term
continuation of the project.  That is the responsibility of the PMC, and of
the Incubator PMC when deciding whether or not a project is ready to

> Many smaller "component" projects do not require several active
> One core developer is all that is required to get the project going.

Getting going is not the same as leaving the Incubator.  And what happens
when that person leaves?  The ASF is not SourceForge.

> Such projects' needs can be attended to by a loose community of
> semi-active committers.

Having a loose community of semi-active committers on a mature project is
not the same as not having a community.  Do you have such a community for
each of the log4X packages?  One to "[take] over a project if and when the
need arises"?

	--- Noel

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