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From Thorsten Scherler <thorsten.scherler....@juntadeandalucia.es>
Subject Labs project promotion
Date Tue, 09 Sep 2008 08:02:24 GMT
Hi all, 

I seek your feedback regarding a discussion that we currently have on
the labs ml [2]. I am the PI of the labs project droids and I like to
move out of the labs and create a ASF subproject (either HC or Lucene,
still to define).

The labs bylaws [1] state:
"...
Lab Lifecycle
...
Promoted
Lab started incubation. When a lab is promoted, the files are moved over
to the incubation area."

This move to the incubation has raised some argumentation. 

One reason for this expressed in [3], stating that the code is developed
on ASF homeland: 
"...BTW, why do you need to go through incubation? All the code was
developed in the ASF. It's ASL. You already have a home designated for
it. Seems like incubation can be skipped."

Another reason to skip incubation is the possible lost of visibility of
the project expressed in [5]:
"...The thing is, people looking at HC may just say "Oh, Droids.
Interesting" and take a look and join the community, whereas in
incubator, who knows, it's might be lost in the noise"

One suggestion for this points is suggested in [6]:
"I does seem to me like there should be some sort of incubation fast
track for a lab project that wants to become a subproject of an existing
TLP."

The thing that Droids [7] needs now is more exposure, committer with
different use cases and different needs for robots and plugins. This is
the only way to create a truly "intelligent standalone robot framework".

BTW I started an incubator proposal [8].

WDYT about either skipping or fast track incubation or doing the
standard incubation?

salu2

[1] http://labs.apache.org/bylaws.html
[2] http://labs.markmail.org/search/?q=champion#query:champion+page:1
+mid:s2g4ab652sb2xqmh+state:results
[3] http://markmail.org/message/3vvkiute54e34b6y 
[4] http://markmail.org/message/o4ykfjehiuhdbzhu 
[5] http://markmail.org/message/x4spyz7czgyys4eh 
[6] http://markmail.org/message/pctmfp54zqmzb4t2
[7] http://people.apache.org/~thorsten/droids/
[8] http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/DroidsProposal
-- 
Thorsten Scherler                                 thorsten.at.apache.org
Open Source Java                      consulting, training and solutions


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