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From Jerry Chen <>
Subject Re: [libcloud] [VOTE] - Libcloud to become a TLP.
Date Wed, 01 Dec 2010 20:48:06 GMT
Hi Eric,

Did you run ant/ at the top-level to generate the html files as well?


On Dec 1, 2010, at 1:07 PM, Eric Woods wrote:

> Gav, I updated the committer list with my information.  I committed the change... hoping
to see the site updated shortly.
> Thanks,
> Eric W.
> On Nov 28, 2010, at 6:34 PM, Gav... wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: ant elder []
>>> Sent: Sunday, 28 November 2010 7:31 PM
>>> To:
>>> Subject: Re: [libcloud] [VOTE] - Libcloud to become a TLP.
>>> On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 5:08 PM, Gav... <> wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> This is a chance for the libcloud community and committers to
>>>> vote on whether or not you think we are ready to become an
>>>> ASF top level project. In other words, the community thinks
>>>> it has learned all it can from the Incubator, and that we feel
>>>> we are following the guidelines learned along the way.
>>>> Please vote now, we have plenty of time until the next board
>>>> meeting is due in which a resolution would be required, so we'll
>>>> leave this open for 1 week to gather as many votes as possible.
>>>> [ ] - +1 - yes please, we are ready to become a TLP.
>>>> [ ] - -/+0 - Not that opinionated either way.
>>>> [ ] - -1 - no , I don't think we are ready , because ...
>>>> Note any -1 must be accompanied by a detailed explanation.
>>>> This vote will close one week from today.
>>>> Gav...
>>> I'm -1 for the reasons described at:
>>> libcloud/201011.mbox/%3CAANLkTim8ViOH3-D9TVbpUbgySTjWXns-
>> Well, let's bring those reasons here:
>> Quote: "... 
>> [1]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.
>> [2] 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. 
>> [3]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?
>> ..."
>> I've split them into 1,2,3 and address them here:
>> [1] - Paul has already explained this to my satisfaction. A sandbox area is
>> fine for
>> the java impl. The project need not have took it at all but they did. Mainly
>> one person
>> works on this area currently and is happy with its progress. The whole of a
>> projects
>> code need not be in a state of release for it to graduate from the
>> incubator. Accepting
>> the code and granting committer status and an area for this to be developed
>> shows
>> that the community dealt with the situation just fine.
>> [2] - One person doing the releases is fine for now. I know plenty of other
>> podlings that
>> graduated with only one RM - in some cases with only one release. I know
>> plenty of
>> Top Level Projects that have had the same RM for years. I am involved with
>> one such project.
>> Over time, other committers will learn to see and nominate prospective
>> committers, again not
>> a big deal IMHO and not something that other podlings have been delayed for.
>> Commit diversity: shows
>> 16 committers - yes
>> Paul has done more than anyone else, but 316 out of 694 is less than half
>> total commits. Again
>> I can show you many many projects where one committer has more than double
>> the next person, and
>> especially when the project first starts out, that is just the way it is,
>> nothing to worry
>> about IMHO.
>> I am going to agree with you with regard to graduation requirements to a
>> point. It is up to the
>> Mentors I feel to point out and help address these requirements if they are
>> not being met. We
>> have been mostly hands off Mentors - which is fine, but it does show that
>> the project in the
>> main has been moving along by itself.
>> As both you and I have mentioned before, the only thing I can see that I
>> would like addressed
>> is the question of diversity - would someone who is not a mentor please edit
>> the document
>> at and put down your
>> employer if your
>> employer is paying you to work on this project, otherwise simply write
>> 'independent' beside
>> your name. I will hold back my vote until this is done.
>> [3] - I don't want to speculate or penalise a project for something that
>> might or might not
>> happen in the future and especially not knowing the state of the project or
>> the knowledge
>> of the other committers at that time should it happen. It would be wrong to
>> hold a -1 to
>> graduation based on this.
>> --
>> So summary then Ant to your questions, I think overall I am satisfied with
>> the project and its
>> committers readiness to graduate. In places I think you are perhaps being a
>> little too strict
>> though I completely understand your reasonings. I guess I have a more
>> liberal view of the 
>> incubator as a whole, and comparing libcloud with other projects that I know
>> to have graduated
>> or failed, I feel they are generally in good stead, if a little lazy on the
>> paperwork.
>> If I see that the page
>> gets updated correctly
>> as I have asked before the deadline, then my +1 will be forthcoming.
>> Gav...
>>>  ...ant

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