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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: Is the incubator out of control?
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2005 18:59:33 GMT
On 12/21/2005 11:21 PM, Cliff Schmidt wrote:

>On 12/21/05, Ian Holsman <lists@holsman.net> wrote:
>  
>
>>Ted Leung wrote:
>>    
>>
>>>On Dec 21, 2005, at 8:22 AM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>>I think that the incubation process is setting an incredibly
>>>>>low bar for access to the Apache brand name
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>And we require disclaimers and clear notice that projects ARE in the
>>>>Incubator.  Look at how the folks are complaining that we are trying
>>>>to make
>>>>the projects look different by being in the Incubator.  They ARE
>>>>different.
>>>>And they MUST be Incubator branded, and follow Incubation rules.
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>Most people in the world are unaware of the difference between an
>>>incubated project and an Apache project.  Roy has also stated that once
>>>a project is in the incubator it ought to be regarded as an Apache project.
>>>      
>>>
>>that can be easily resolved.
>>you start up another domain say 'theincubator.org' or something 'proving
>>grounds' related and make sure it has no apache branding, and that no
>>project or PR firm can mention apache there.
>>    
>>
>
>Although I'm not sure we should take that step right now, I don't
>think that's such a crazy suggestion.  I do believe we should rethink
>the branding of incubating project:
>
>Today, we complain that corporations working on incubating projects
>are taking advantage of the Apache brand.  We wonder why the press and
>public aren't aware of the distinction of incubating projects, and yet
>we *require* these projects always preface their name with the same
>master brand we use on fully endorse projects, "Apache".
>
>We can't keep a low bar for incoming incubating projects and allow for
>this confusion.  We may indeed need a multibrand strategy when it
>comes to incubating projects.
>  
>

I think that this thread has much merit and should be pursued further.


Regards,
Alan



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