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From "Martijn Dashorst" <martijn.dasho...@gmail.com>
Subject Single committer podlings (was Re: draft proposal for Caitrin)
Date Wed, 07 May 2008 20:56:12 GMT
On 5/7/08, Roland Weber <ossfwot@dubioso.net> wrote:
> Martijn Dashorst wrote:
>  The Proposal Guide says "Apache is interested
>  only in communities." but that is not policy.

This is meant as: "Apache is interested only in communities as opposed
to just code." This is to prevent code dumps into Apache svn. It is
perfectly fine to grow a community inside the incubator. It just takes
a while when you start with nothing.

> > However, starting without committers is a really hard thing. You have
> > to publicize the heck out of it.
>
>  And spend a lot of time learning about "The Apache Way".
>  Getting the podling up to speed is no small task for a
>  single person, even if mentors help with it.

Well, I think it is beneficial to start with nothing in this regard.
There are no wrong assumptions and processes in an empty list of
committers. :-) You can learn it the right way without having to
unlearn.


> > I think that one of the goals of the incubator is to grow podlings to
> > the point that they can manage themselves.
>
>  I'm concerned about the starting point from which to grow.
>  Apache committers have the Labs to get started and attract
>  a few interested people before coming to the Incubator.
>  A non-committer coming to the Incubator directly faces a
>  really steep learning curve.

But that is why the incubator is here. There just needs to be enough
interest in the podling to get accepted in the incubator. From there
everything else follows. If there is no champion, sponsor or mentor
available the podling won't start. And these conditions will only
become available when someone has an interest in the podling.

Martijn

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