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From Niall Pemberton <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Validation incubator for JSR-303 Bean Validation
Date Fri, 11 Dec 2009 11:29:26 GMT
On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Joe Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
>
>> From: ant elder <antelder@apache.org>
>> To: general@incubator.apache.org
>> Sent: Fri, December 11, 2009 5:22:13 AM
>> Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Validation incubator for JSR-303 Bean Validation
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Niall Pemberton
>> wrote:
>> > On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 7:56 AM, ant elder wrote:
>> >> A quick search so there has been some discussion on commons-dev - [1]
>> >>
>> >> Does this really need to be incubated - the proposal says its intended
>> >> to graduate to Apache Commons and replace the existing Validator 1.x
>> >> component as a new 2.0 codebase, from the discussion on commons-dev
>> >> everyone seems fine with that out come, and only 2 of the 7 proposed
>> >> committers are not existing Validator or ASF committers - so couldn't
>> >> this just go straight to commons as a code grant and make the two new
>> >> guys committers in recognition of contibuting the new code?
>> >
>> > I raised this on private@commons and reported back to dev@commons on
>> > that discussion here:
>> >
>> > http://markmail.org/message/lkyjl6gaxawspgdt
>> >
>> > In summary though, there was very little support to go that route and
>> > some objections.
>> >
>> > All commons components share the same set of mailing lists which makes
>> > it easier for PMC members to provide oversight for the 30+ components
>> > that live there. As part of this proposal we want to use the commons
>> > mailing lists for commits and discussion so that by the time this
>> > podling is ready to graduate the new committers and Commons PMC will
>> > have a better knowledge of each other and there will be no issue with
>> > voting in the new committers.
>> >
>> > The use of the commons mailing lists is in the proposal and was part
>> > of the vote held on dev@commons to sponsor this incubation effort:
>> >
>> > http://markmail.org/message/mqdft736b5vasezs
>> >
>> > Niall
>> >
>>
>> From the first email referenced was Roman ever asked if he'd mind
>> submitting patches for a while to earn Karma if the code did go
>> straight to commons? Seems a bit a of a shame to need to go the whole
>> incubation process just for one commit access.
>>
>> Re the the poddling use the existing commons mailing lists its may be
>> worth pointing out this recent thread:
>> http://apache.markmail.org/message/ifinvq7wqmeoo5ix
>
> Commons is badly busted if it can't allow a new person access to his/her
> own code in a fucking sandbox.  Incubating this project because some weenies are
> uncomfortable about the nature of the meritocracy over in commons isn't the solution:

Small code bases with small communities are difficult (?almost
impossible?) to operate here at the ASF. Commons does OK by providing
enough community and oversight to allow 30+ such small components to
work here. But it relies on people taking time to keep and eye on
components they have no interest in and I didn't want to jeopardize
that co-operation by trying to force a decision on the sandbox. Really
though, I'm not sure why you're being so abusive over this - is it
really a big deal where the code sits in the subversion repository
(Commons Sandbox or Incubator)?

> have commons hold a public vote and make an actual decision.  If they vote to
> incubate the damned thing, it's an incredibly stupid decision, but so be it.

The end result is we want this to be a "proper" (i.e. not Sandbox)
Commons component - and that isn't going to happen with a completely
unknown (to Commons) code base & person. It needs an incubation period
- whether thats done through the Incubator or the Sandbox - so whats
the big deal?

Niall

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