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From Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitt...@gmail.com>
Subject Droids status (Was: Actively retiring projects)
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:49:01 GMT
Hi,

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 6:08 PM, Richard Frovarp <rfrovarp@apache.org> wrote:
> On 01/08/2012 06:46 AM, Jukka Zitting wrote:
>>> 2008-10-09 Droids
>>
>> S: Somewhat active, still not enough for a TLP. Last report mentions
>> IP clearance issues?
>> R: Ask for a graduation plan in next report.
>
> I'm a mentor this project and will get things moving.

Great!

> 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.

> The IP clearance issue has been cleared up. That shouldn't have been in the
> report.

OK, good.

[1] http://incubator.apache.org/guides/graduation.html#community
[2] http://s.apache.org/community-lessons-from-tika

BR,

Jukka Zitting

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