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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Isis status (Was: [Incubator Wiki] Update of "June2012" by DanHaywood)
Date Sat, 09 Jun 2012 16:18:14 GMT
On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for the report, Isis!
>
> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Apache Wiki <wikidiffs@apache.org> wrote:
>> +   - only really one issue: need to demonstrate can bring in at least one
>> +     new committer.  At that point, we feel that we have done enough to
>> +     warrant graduation (as a small but viable community)
>
> Looking at Isis I'm a bit worried about the drop of activity over the
> past few months, especially in April. Hopefully that's just a
> temporary issue.
>
> I see you do have three active committers (danhaywood, kevin and
> rmatthews have commits from this year) and you are able to cut
> releases, which already covers most of the common concerns about low
> diversity in a project. See also the recent discussions on general@
> about the diversity requirement and the way the issue is being
> addressed by the Etch project. It seems like following the example of
> Etch would work fine for Isis.
>
> To summarize, it looks like you could be ready to graduate already now
> if the community itself thinks it's time to do so. Alternatively you
> could try to recruit one more committer before graduation, which would
> make the IPMC graduation vote a much easier decision.
>
> Mentors, what's your feeling about the readiness of Isis to graduate?

+: This group has been, in my experience, very good with Apache
process since the start. I'm not really concerned that they will
suddenly grow fangs and claws as a TLP when and if they finally meet a
new person and get the chance to assimilate him or her.

-: They're just barely big enough, and there may just not be enough
interested parties out there.

Given recent views on this subject, I'd lean toward graduation rather
than endless incubation or a parting of the ways.


>
>> +   - hopeful that the new project currently starting will yield a new committer
>
> I remember [1] you did a lot of good stuff recently to remove barriers
> of entry. However, it looks like you may be missing out on some
> potential new contributors. For example Jason Richardson filed five
> issues in May [2] but didn't get any feedback on them yet. A simple
> "Do you have a fix in mind? A patch would be great!" reply goes a long
> way.
>
> [1] http://markmail.org/message/yklgr4vztpqconag
> [2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=project+%3D+ISIS+AND+reporter+%3D+%22jason.richardson%22
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
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