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From Steve Blackmon <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Resolution to graduate Apache FreeMarker to TLP
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2018 21:45:44 GMT
Freemarker is a very useful project with a solid track record of shipping

I’ll look into licenses et. all a bit more before voting +1 but I encourage
the community to proceed.


On Feb 7, 2018 at 5:07 PM, Dave Fisher <> wrote:

Hi -

Apologies - I read the status page in lieu of the Proposal. Given that and
the composition of the proposed PMC I am +1 with no reservation.


On Feb 7, 2018, at 2:42 PM, Daniel Dekany <> wrote:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 11:15:45 PM, Woonsan Ko wrote:

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 1:08 PM, Dave Fisher <> wrote:

Hi -

How has the Freemarker podling grown it’s community? I see no one on the
proposed PMC who was not either an Initial Committer or a Mentor.

I don’t see anyone new on the roster in whimsy.[1]

Comparing with the initial proposal [2] (linked from [1]), I see new
names (including myself) in PPMC: Jacques Le Roux, Woonsan Ko
Nan Lei became a committer afterward as well.

Also, as of the Mentors, 3 of them, who weren't part of the project
before entering the Incubator, has decided to stay as PMC members. I
understand if that growth counts differently, but as far as ensuring
that there are people who can make releases and such (which is what
our user base mostly cares about), it's a growth.

Other than that, we got some increase in non-committer activity, even
if that just means bug reports, feature request, and some patches, and
not people who commit themselves to a more involved role.

BTW, it should be clear that FreeMarker is a very old, long
established project. Things to do that are under a certain pain
threshold were certainly already done by now. Also, an old code base
with many backward compatibility constraints is rarely attractive for
unpaid contributors, and there are no paid ones here. (The 3.0 branch
happens to solve this legacy code problem, but it's in early stage.)
So it was quite clear from the beginning that no big growth will
happen here. The more realistic goal was having more people who can,
both legally and technically, accept PR-s and do releases. (And also
having a legal owner that can't be gone over night, of course.) And
that was achieved.






On Feb 6, 2018, at 9:38 AM, Daniel Dekany <> wrote:

The FreeMarker community has discussed and voted positively on
graduating to a TLP. We'd like to initiate this discussion to
establish a consensus within the Incubator, and if appropriate, will
initiate a recommendation vote.

Status page:

Community Discussion:
- Project maturity model:
- Graduation discussion:
- Resolution discussion:

Community Vote:

The proposed Resolution of the Apache FreeMarker project:


Establish the Apache FreeMarker Project

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
open-source software, for distribution at no charge to
the public, related to a template engine.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache FreeMarker Project",
be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
Foundation; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Apache FreeMarker Project be and hereby is
responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
related to a template engine, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache FreeMarker" be
and hereby is created, the person holding such office to
serve at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair
of the Apache FreeMarker Project, and to have primary responsibility
for management of the projects within the scope of
responsibility of the Apache FreeMarker Project; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
Apache FreeMarker Project:

* Dániel Dékány <>
* David E. Jones <>
* Jacopo Cappellato <>
* Jacques Le Roux <>
* Nan Lei <>
* Sergio Fernández <>
* Woonsan Ko <>

be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache FreeMarker,
to serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification,
or until a successor is appointed; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Apache FreeMarker Project be and hereby
is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
Incubator FreeMarker podling; and be it further

RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
Incubator FreeMarker podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
Project are hereafter discharged.


Daniel Dekany

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