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From Eric Woods <>
Subject Re: [libcloud] Graduation Vote?
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2010 19:11:05 GMT
Ant... I see what you're saying about a temporary holding place.  I'm okay with the Java base
remaining in sandbox until the lack of support Paul refers to is addressed (test cases, more
involvement, etc).  

It is true that Paul is the primary maintainer of the python base.  Given this, I'm surprised
at his opposition to incubating the Java code here.  The Java initiative represents an opportunity
for the libcloud project, not a competitor or extra overhead; an opportunity for more growth,
involvement, and language options for people looking to use libcloud's services.  This all
helps raise awareness around the libcloud "brand."  The two implementations can benefit from
each other.  The python community is now expressing interest in extending libcloud to support
storage services.  I've already chartered a course for storage support in the Java base, and
I believe the python code can leverage this work.

Perhaps we should develop a plan of what to do with the Java stuff as checkpoints are reached.

- Eric

On Nov 8, 2010, at 8:50 AM, ant elder wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 7:14 PM, Paul Querna <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 2:24 PM, ant elder <> wrote:
>>> It would be good to see more of a course set on what to do with the
>>> Java support. There hasn't been consensus on what to do with it so
>>> showing the project can handle that would be good before graduation.
>> It hasn't attracted a diverse committer base.
>> It hasn't been reviewed on a technical level.
>> It hasn't been released (or had vetting with RAT).
>> It is in a sandbox area. That is it's state.
>> The Python side of libcloud is gaining absolutely zero by remaining in
>> the Incubator.
>> The Java side is just a young project which may die, or may grow, and
>> I certainly hope for the former, but I am not sure how that is related
>> to the community we have today remaining in the Incubator.
>> Many TLPs grow communities in different products as they mature, and
>> as long as we are comfortable with the makeup of the PMC, and trust
>> them to know what to do, I don't believe the current situation with
>> Java support is a problem for graduation.
>> The Incubator is about education of people and IP clearance -- trust
>> the people to do the right things, and the IP situation has long been
>> clear for Libcloud.
>> Thanks,
>> Paul
> I'm not sure I'm convinced there's nothing more to be learnt here.
> Dealing with what to do with the Java impl would help at least
> demonstrate the community can deal with an awkward situation, just
> leaving it in the sandbox seems like a holding pattern to me. But even
> if thats not done i don't get the warm fuzzy feeling that the libcloud
> community has learnt the Apache Way yet. It would be nice to see not
> just the same one person doing all the releases, all the committer
> nominations, most of the commits etc, even with graduation there
> hasn't been any real discussion that i've seen about what the
> graduation requirements are and why they've been met. If for some
> reason you were unable to continue here Paul i'm not seeing much
> evidence that the others would know all the ropes to continue. What do
> mentors/others think about this?
>   ...ant

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