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From Alessandro Novarini <alessandro.novar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Retire the Kitty Project
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:17:05 GMT
Hi all,

Thanks for the quick answer.

My cast is -1

The reason, as you may guess, is that I'm still interested on the the
development of the project, and I hope it will get the attention it
deserves.

As a last resort, my intention is to keep working on it outside Apache; but
I'd rather work on it in...

Thanks
-- 
Ale


On 9 July 2012 01:33, Kevan Miller <kevan.miller@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> On Jul 8, 2012, at 7:16 PM, Alessandro Novarini wrote:
>
> > Before casting my vote I have a question:
> >
> > If the consensus is to retire the project, what will happen exactly to
> the code?
> >
> > Ok, svn will be read only, but what about the project? Will it be
> forkable? What about the name? Can the project exist "outside" the Apache
> world?
>
> It's Apache licensed code. It can be used in any way that it consistent
> with its license. So, yes, it absolutely can be forked. It could be forked
> for one's own private/personal use. It can be forked to any number of code
> hosting facilities (e.g. google code, github, etc… ).
>
> It can't be "Apache Kitty", of course. You'd have to check with
> general@incubator and/or trademarks@apache about if "Kitty" could be used
> as its name. Personally, I'd be OK with that…
>
> So, the project could absolutely exist somewhere else. Though I think the
> group would like to know who is interested in working on the project
> outside of Apache? I assume this is just some rainy day insurance clause --
> which is fine… My point would be -- if people are planning on working on
> "Kitty", I think the community would like to hear about that.
>
> >
> > As we put some effort in the project, despite the result, It would be
> disappointing if we couldn't keep working in any possible way.
>
> Retirement is in no way a reflection on the Kitty codebase or the Kitty
> committers. And if the code can be used/reused/forked in any way, I'm all
> for it…
>
> --kevan

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