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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: First attempt at January2013 report template
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:40:11 GMT
Jukka Zitting wrote:
> David Crossley kirjoitti:
> > 
> > It all requires podlings to keep the project metadata up-to-date!
> > Clutch can only use the data that it is fed. The poor state of
> > the metadata has many ramifications.
> >
> > The main laggards are "graduated" projects.
> >
> > That behaviour will cause similar issues when they are TLPs.
> 
> True, though we should always remember that we are here primarily to write
> great open source software and help others do so, not to maintain
> impeccable project metadata.
>
> The main beneficiaries of good podling metadata are the IPMC and the tools
> we use to guide Incubator processes, while the podlings themselves gain
> little direct value from updating Incubator records.

I see that main ASF Infra are starting to utlilise the podling
metadata for setting up the TLP resources.

So it may also affect the projects directly, and cause
unnecessary work for other volunteers.

> Thus I rather feel thankful to the podlings and mentors that do find the
> time to maintain our records, and instead of casting blame would love to
> see us helping those that find the overhead too much.

We need to keep encouraging them to see the value for all,
by being interested in the management of their own project.

-David

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