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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Effects on corporate backing withdrawals [was: Incubator Proposal: Pig]
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2007 16:06:38 GMT

On Sep 25, 2007, at 8:28 AM, Guillaume Nodet wrote:

> One of the purpose of the incubator is to ensure that there is a
> sustainable developer community, so I don't see failure of incubating
> projects as a real problem.

+1.

If we knew for sure that a project would be able to attract a  
community, we would have much less need for incubation.

Craig

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."  
Thomas Alva Edison

> On 9/25/07, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
>> Dims wrote:
>>> Niclas Hedhman asked:
>>>> Do we have any examples where corporate backing has been  
>>>> withdrawn, and
>> how
>>>> the project was affected, whether inside or outside ASF?
>>> TSIK -> Verisign folks lost interest, community did not form,  
>>> project
>> shelved.
>>
>> Plus Kabuki, Heraldry, and possibly Lokahi.  We still hope to save  
>> the
>> latter, as there is consistently a lot of user interest, but the  
>> developer
>> input has dwindled, and we need developers!
>>
>>         --- Noel
>>
>>
>>
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> Guillaume Nodet
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Craig Russell
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