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From Kevin Kluge <Kevin.Kl...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: [PROPOSAL][RFC] CloudStack for the Apache Incubator
Date Sat, 07 Apr 2012 05:33:48 GMT
Brett, thanks for the comments.  I put some responses in line.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brett Porter [mailto:brett@porterclan.net] On Behalf Of Brett Porter
> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 4:53 PM
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Cc: general@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL][RFC] CloudStack for the Apache Incubator
> 
> Hi Kevin,
> 
> I made a couple of minor edits.
> 
> A few more suggestions...
> 
> I think you could drop the last sentence of the rationale. The ASF doesn't
> have any strategic goals to cover particular technology area.

Sure, will remove it.

> 
> Th alignment section looks fine as is, but it's not strictly necessary to
> speculate on other projects you might use. There's no requirement to
> depend on other ASF projects instead of other suitable choices.
> 
> The addition of the dependency and license tables is informative, but I'd
> leave the actions and remarks for a status page later - as others have said
> these problems can be resolved in incubation.

That's good.  The presence of those columns makes the proposal a bit of a moving target --
either we edit them as we make progress on the unacceptable dependencies or the document becomes
out of date.   I will remove them and start a separate, active document to track progress.

> 
> On that note though - I believe java mail and the server API are available
> under compatible licenses.
> 
> You've mentioned there are original contributors now less involved in the
> code. Are they likely to still be involved in other activities that are part of the
> decision making of the project?

Yes, Will and Sheng are both influential.   Will does engineering management at Citrix and
so has input on the day-day activities of many of the initial committers.  Sheng provides
input on longer term direction for the project based on his observations across the industry.
 Both will have opinions on how the project should be run.

-kevin


> 
> Thanks,
> Brett
> 
> On 05/04/2012, at 4:03 PM, Kevin Kluge <Kevin.Kluge@citrix.com> wrote:
> 
> > I updated the proposal at
> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/CloudStackProposal.   I have included the
> embedded source dependencies, binary dependencies, and contributor e-
> mail addresses.  There are some open questions in the dependencies (e.g.,
> treatment of dependencies that have no discernible license), but my
> impression is that these issues do not need resolution before entering
> incubation.  Please correct me if that's wrong.
> >
> > I believe the proposal is now complete, pending additional feedback.
> >
> > -kevin
> >
> >
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