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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Actively retiring projects
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:10:41 GMT
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 8:22 AM, Robert Burrell Donkin
<robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Ross Gardler
> <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>> On 16 January 2012 11:51, Robert Burrell Donkin
>> <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> ...
>>
>>> Terminating projects with active communities is the area of active dispute
>>
>> Can you please provide a link to a message in the archive that states
>> that a project with an active community should be terminated?
>
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201201.mbox/%3CCAOFYJNbZ6PYSHZnfgm7GQSVwECoKqDQRjHMJwOLCmXCYUBbiUA%40mail.gmail.com%3E

Close reading of that message indicates a suggestion that an inactive
community be terminated.  In any case, there is follow-up here:

http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201201.mbox/%3CCAOFYJNb0Wp4=jzuqh3AL47Q7_YPK4Z40M32UNFm0Yy-npDAqbg@mail.gmail.com%3E

And here:

http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201201.mbox/%3CCAOFYJNbv1UOKudA4WPyubfab1fs4dxGRp_qVnrXbN1n_s_wmpA%40mail.gmail.com%3E

> (I'm now nearly out of Incubator time this week - and maybe next -  so
> apologies in advance for no more replies)
>
> Language is important. Project 'termination' feels very different from
> 'parking' or 'emeritus graduation', even though the actions taken in
> each case may be very similar.

> IMO it's time to start thinking about, describing and documentation
> exit paths which lead outside Apache without a judgment of failure on
> anyone's part

http://incubator.apache.org/projects/index.html#graduated
http://incubator.apache.org/projects/index.html#dormant
http://incubator.apache.org/projects/index.html#retired

Perhaps "dormant" would be an appropriate description of the Kato
polding at this time?

> Robert

- Sam Ruby

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