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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ALL] Volunteers for a Math IPMC?
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:21:19 GMT
On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 1:17 PM Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:

> Jochen,
>
> The need to build the community (nearly) from scratch is definitely NOT a
> reason for rejection. It is simply a risk factor that must be mitigated to
> succeed in incubation.
>

Yep absolutely.  I don't think the incubator has ever rejected a project?


>
>
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 10:51 PM, Jochen Wiedmann <
> jochen.wiedmann@gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 11:29 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > We generally expect some kind of backing community to bring this to.
> We
> > > have seen pretty consistently that starting from an empty community
> > doesn't
> > > work.  It doesn't mean that it's impossible, but very hard to do.
> >
> > Understood. On the other hand: Would that be sufficient reason for
> > rejecting a proposal? ("It didn't
> > work in the past" != "It won't work in this case")
> >
> >
> > --
> > The next time you hear: "Don't reinvent the wheel!"
> >
> >
> >
> http://www.keystonedevelopment.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/evolution-of-the-wheel-300x85.jpg
> >
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