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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: A few questions about a potential entry into the incubator
Date Wed, 04 Aug 2010 10:04:29 GMT
Thanks for the responses. I'm moving forwards with this now.

Ross


On 27/07/2010 11:11, Ross Gardler wrote:
> I'm currently working with the community behind a large and established
> codebase that wants to enter the ASF Incubator. It is likely to be a
> while before we have the legal stuff sorted out but all indications are
> that it will be sorted.
>
> I do, however, have a few questions from the team that I'm unable to
> answer with complete confidence so here goes:
>
> Their user mailing list has 3000 subscribers and is currently hosted by
> Yahoo!. They report that there are problems with getting the information
> out of that list. Has anyone here got experience of migrating a yahoo
> list, preferably with archives to ASF hardware? What options do we have
> if it proves to be problematic?
>
> The project consists of a "core" and then a number of optional modules
> that extend the core. At present most of these modules are maintained by
> the same community members but are hosted in different projects, in some
> cases on different infrastructure, in all cases with different release
> cycles. The modules do not useful without the core, that is they cannot
> be used with a different implementation of the core.
>
> Are there any problems bringing these modules into the podling, managing
> them under the same community but each having separate release cycles.
>
> Finally, they have a large number of users and thus changing their java
> package names to org.apache.* will create considerable problems for
> them. They are happy with the package names but want to do it in a
> managed way with plenty of warning for their users.
>
> Can incubator releases be in package names other than org.apache?
>
> Ross
>
>
>


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