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From Lewis John Mcgibbney <lewis.mcgibb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Accept SensSoft into the Incubator
Date Tue, 24 May 2016 14:20:16 GMT
Hi Ted,
Thank you for your input. Replies inline

On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 6:44 AM, <general-digest-help@incubator.apache.org>
wrote:

>
> From: Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com>
> To: "general@incubator.apache.org" <general@incubator.apache.org>
> Cc: jpoore@draper.com
> Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 09:44:15 -0400
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Accept SensSoft into the Incubator
> This looks like an excellent project.
>

I agree. We have been working with Draper Labs and have engaged in a number
of their user testing. The software is particularly interesting... also
more or less everything is named after some kind of alcohol so I've been a
devoted fan from the outset :)


>
> How likely is it that it will be able to survive a hypothetical loss of
> DARPA funding?
>
>
I think that the project codebase itself is in a mature enough position now
that it can be considered beyond what DARPA will inevitably continue to
fund development of and is in a position to stand on it's own feet,
building out community as it goes. The software is not DARPA R&TD/early
technology readiness level anymore. It is beyond that as it presents a
suite of productized software. The Draper Labs team have been working hard
to drive the software towards product-level OSS. As with all DARPA
projects, funding is not guaranteed (or expected) forever, SensSoft falls
in to that category. Draper have been aware of this and it was expected all
along.
Having spoke with the Draper Labs team, I have been convinced that the
software components have wider applicable uses and that there is a large
opportunity to grow diverse community around the codebase. Hopefully the
proposal reflects that.
Thanks
Lewis

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