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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: Killing the incubator m2 repository
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2007 03:53:15 GMT
Bruce Snyder wrote:

> the message that completely, utterly threw me was Noel's message stating:

> 'As I said, it is about balance.  The community that we most care about
> during Incubation is the developer community, not the end-user community.
I
> could go so far as to say that a bit of inconvenience for end-users is not
a
> bad thing because we don't want *widespread* adoption by end-users until
the
> project completes Incubation.  And we certainly want end-users to know
what
> they are getting into if/when they choose to adopt a project in the
> Incubator.'

> So I looked back at the Incubator exit criteria and one of the
> criteria to graduation is:
>   'Demonstrate an active and diverse development community'

I thought that I had later clarified that, but let's give it another go.
First off, see the very first sentence.  Second, the last sentence is the
goal: users should have to make an explicit decision to make use of
Incubator projects.  As many users as want to make that decision are welcome
to do so, but yes, we do not want widespread, unintentional, adoption by
users who may be stuck (and unhappy) if the project dies.  They should be
aware of the risks and accept them.  Do you have an issue with that?

	--- Noel



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