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From Leo Simons <m...@leosimons.com>
Subject Re: OFBiz - next steps
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2006 15:38:24 GMT
Hi David,

On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 02:04:03PM +0100, David N. Welton wrote:
> So, with the vote having passed, there are some things to do.  I think
> we need some guidance in terms of things to do and what steps can be run
> in parallel.  Sorry if some of this is obvious.

As long as you make sure that the questions are more obvious from the docs
afterwards, don't apologize :-)

> *) IP clearance checklist - I need to make a copy of that in SVN here,
> /incubator/site-author/ip-clearance.  I'll try and get that done over
> the weekend.

Its not just the ip clearance that's needed. There's the concept of an
incubator status file (see below).

> *) iCLA's - the OFBiz guys are working on it.  This needs to happen
> before they get accounts, and conversely, they get accounts once this
> happens, right?

if the right emails are sent as documented on /dev/, yup.

> *) Cleaning up the code - they're in the process of cleaning up the
> code, getting rid of LGPL dependencies.  This needs to happen prior to
> the code touching our subversion repositories, correct?

No. It needs to happen prior to making any kind of release, and no LGPL
code or binaries should touch our SVN. But working on removing such a
dependency while within the incubator is okay.

> *) JIRA - they have a JIRA instance of their own, which should be
> migrated to the ASF.  I don't know anything about admin'ing JIRA, so I
> believe this step will require collaboration between David Jones and
> someone on the infrastructure team.  Should I/we go ahead and open an
> issue on our side for JIRA migration?  Does this step have dependencies,
> or can it start to happen when people are ready to do the work?

Yes, go ahead. I think this is quite a tricky thing to do. Jeff Turner is
the guy from the infra team to talk to.

> *) Mailing lists - an issue needs to be opened for the infrastructure
> team to create them, and then collaborate on moving over the existing
> subscriber list.  Same question on dependencies as above.

No particular dependencies. Provide the subscriber list as a file with
email addresses seperated by newlines and add it to the jira issue, and
its easy for the apmail people to add all those people in one swoop.
Once that is done you can send an email to the new mailing list and all
those people will know they're on a new list.

Handling external mailing list archives (eg marc, mail-archives, gmane)
might be a little work and depends on how those archives are set up to
interact with the ASF stuff; I think some of them have 'special' support.

> Anything else?

The first step before doing any of the above is to get an incubation
status file filled out and up on

  http://incubator.apache.org/projects/index.html

Eg, start off with

  https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/public/trunk/site-author/projects/incubation-status-template.xml

cheers,

Leo


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