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From Isabel Drost-Fromm <>
Subject Re: [discuss] Apache OpenWhisk Incubator Proposal
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:58:06 GMT
On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:48:15AM -0400, Sam Ruby wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:30 AM, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
> > I have an issue, based on past history, related to IBM's continued
> > efforts and dedication on ASF projects. I will not mention specific
> > projects, but the ASF has a number of projects which died (or
> > almost died and only were revived via super-human effort) when
> > IBM decided to switch gears and no longer support the project.
> >
> > Now most of all this was our fault: the whole intent of Incubation
> > and the Apache Way is to prevent dependence on a single person
> > or entity: diversity means being able to continue, in a healthy
> > way, should someone (or some-thing) decide that the project is
> > no longer for them.
> >
> > Considering all this, I would hope and expect that this podling
> > take extra steps to ensure that we don't get "burned" again...
> +1
> I see this as an issue to be resolved prior to exiting incubation, not
> something that should impact being accepted for incubation.

The above reads like we have experience with bringing projects back to life when
one sponsor of time for committers goes away. From that experience do we have a
description of which concrete steps worked in the past?


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