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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Explanation of the extra pain (was: Two other issues to discuss for Subversion)
Date Fri, 13 Nov 2009 21:44:15 GMT
I agree with Joe.

thanks,
dims

On 11/13/2009 03:50 PM, Joe Schaefer wrote:
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> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Greg Stein<gstein@gmail.com>
>> To: general@incubator.apache.org
>> Sent: Fri, November 13, 2009 12:23:04 PM
>> Subject: Explanation of the extra pain (was: Two other issues to discuss for  Subversion)
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>> Okay. I *think* that is pretty much the background/rationale (please
>> refine/add/etc). But that said, we recognize the pain. Are there
>> *other* ways that we can achieve the same effects without the
>> double-move? (of lists and repos) Are there avenues of communication
>> that Incubator can manage? For example, rather than putting
>> @incubator.apache.org in all the mailing lists, can it have a
>> mandatory header/footer for each message? Can the repository have a
>> big README.INCUBATION at the root? The Incubator still has control of
>> all releases, so it still can manage branding on all releases. Can we
>> tweak ViewVC to dynamically insert a header "This repository area is
>> part of an Apache Incubator podling". etc etc.
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> I am opposed to changing the typical resource layout for an incubating
> project.  Release management is one of the most important aspects of
> code management at Apache, and frankly there are incubating projects
> (eg Thrift) that have no clue how that works.
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> Incubator is not only a training ground, it is a proving ground too.
> We have low barriers to entry because we make clear to the public
> that these projects are only granted provisional access to the brand.
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