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From Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Droids status (Was: Actively retiring projects)
Date Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:43:48 GMT
On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 6:08 PM, Richard Frovarp <rfrovarp@apache.org> wrote:

<snip>

>> You say it isn't active enough for a TLP. My question is what constitutes
>> active enough?
>
> Basically one that meets the criteria described in [1]. My subjective
> interpretation is that Droids isn't quite there yet. I explain:
>
> I see 186 Droids commits in 2011, 178 of which were committed by you
> and Bertil Chapuis. And it looks like Bertil's last commit was in
> April. As a result 95% of the commits in the last 6 months were by a
> single committer. (Please don't interpret any of these numbers as
> indicating some unwritten limits, I'm merely using these statistics to
> highlight the issue.)
>
> So it looks to me like the project still needs to work on growing the
> community before gaining the critical mass needed to survive the loss
> of any single contributor. Once that's done, I think Droids will be
> ready to graduate.
>
> The ManifoldCF podling so facing a similar problem, so my related post
> [2] to connectors-dev@ might also have some useful ideas for Droids.

Droids and ManifoldCF are both examplars of non-main sequence podlings
which are small-but-healthy. Leaving the main sequence in this
direction happens frequently enough that it'd be great if someone
could step up to write up something for the website.

Robert

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