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From Hadrian Zbarcea <hzbar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Recommend retirement for NPanday poddling
Date Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:30:26 GMT
+1 to retire. The half full aspect is that it looks like people are 
doing something more useful with their time.

Hadrian


On 01/21/2015 05:19 PM, jan i wrote:
> +1 Even though I do not like to see a podling end like this, but life
> support has to be terminated at a point.
>
> rgds
> jan i
>
> On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> This is a vote on recommending a retirement option
>> for the NPanday poddling.
>>
>> It comes on the hills of the general consensus of
>> the NPanday community and its mentors that
>> retirement is the only viable path at this point:
>>      http://markmail.org/thread/litmh5wmwbclrk6n
>>      http://s.apache.org/Efn
>>
>> NPanday entered incubator on 13th of August 2010:
>>     http://incubator.apache.org/projects/npanday.html
>> Up until 2012 the poddling was doing reasonably well,
>> producing two releases and adding mentors and
>> committers. Starting from 2012 the community started
>> to dwindle and no further releases were produced.
>> Starting from 2014 the poddling really struggled to
>> regain vitality despite of numerous attempts to help
>> by Brett Porter and Konstantin Boudnik. The most
>> visible attempt was in July/August 2014 and resulted in
>> a spur of JIRA and ML activity, but couldn't be sustained
>> without direct involvement of Brett and Konstantin:
>>      https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/August2014
>> Starting from September the poddling was back to
>> the usual levels:
>>      http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-npanday-dev/
>>      http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-npanday-commits/
>>      http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-npanday-users/
>> while missing Incubator reports:
>>      https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/November2014
>>      https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/December2014
>> and having absolutely 0 commits coming into the repository.
>> It now appears that that all of the PPMC has been disengaged
>> and the user community for the project is pretty much non existent.
>>
>> IPMC has been monitoring the situation all throughout 2014:
>>     http://markmail.org/message/3sbwfpedosyqzqhn
>>     http://markmail.org/message/c2fbokolyujki3gl
>>     http://markmail.org/thread/3ttavmqnq5s6pe74
>>     http://markmail.org/message/bxelz5ati2hofe4y
>> and at this point it feels like the most production option would
>> be to recommend retirement of the poddling. Should
>> the VOTE pass, Konstantin and myself are volunteering
>> to take care of the poddling retirement mechanics.
>>
>> Vote will run for at least 72 hours (to 1/26/14, noon PST).
>>
>> [ ] +1 Recommend retiring NPanday poddling from the Incubator.
>> [ ] +/-0 Don't care, but...
>> [ ] -1 Don't recommend retiring NPanday poddling from the Incubator
>> because ...
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Roman.
>>
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