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From Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dasho...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Encouraging TLPs to Game The System [WAS Re: [PROPOSAL] Commons Incubator]
Date Fri, 17 Apr 2009 09:14:17 GMT
We have enough instruments and proof that the incubator works for
small projects as well. Ivy is one such project.

Martijn

On Friday, April 17, 2009, Robert Burrell Donkin
<robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Torsten Curdt <tcurdt@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Too often had the discussion at Commons whether this library needs to
>>> go through incubation or not.
>>
>> That should be the case;
>>  1. IF there is a community --> Incubation.
>>  2. IF there is no community --> IP Clearance.
>>
>> With 2-4 *active* people, I think a judgment call is proper.
>
> AIUI IP clearance was intended to provide a way for the IP on medium
> sized code contributions to be cleared in a transparent fashion
>
> IMO accepting a codebase through IP clearance from a small community
> then electing the prime contributors as committers is a clear way to
> game the incubator system as currently set up
>
> IMO the prime reason why TLPs prefer to take this approach is that the
> IPMC has failed to create an appropriate path whereby small codebases
> with small communities can be adopted by a larger apache community
>
>  - robert
>
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