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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Freemarker Incubation proposal
Date Thu, 21 May 2015 23:38:42 GMT
On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 7:11 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Sergio Fernández <wikier@apache.org> wrote:
>> ...If you'd need any other mentor, I'm happy to help there (I'm Incubator PMC
>> and ASF Member)...
>
> Currently I see three mentors and two committers at
> https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/FreemarkerProposal, I'm not involved
> in that podling but it looks to me that additional committers might be
> more useful than more mentors.

4 Mentors is a good number, though!

It's true that there aren't many initial committers, but the proposal
addresses this issue at length.

    https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/FreemarkerProposal#Known_Risks

    While it continues to have a large user base, the active developer
    community has become rather small at this point, and we think that the
    "Apache Way" governance model and being part of the ASF (together with
    other projects that are already using Freemarker) would help to bring new
    life and energy to the project to better support the maintenance and
    improvements of the Freemarker codebase.

I think this is a reasonable plan and definitely worth a shot at incubating.
The Incubator has a mixed history with podlings that start small, but
Freemarker has an advantage over many of those because it begins with a large
user base and wide adoption.

Marvin Humphrey

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