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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Starting the graduation process
Date Mon, 28 May 2012 20:00:13 GMT
On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Pedro Giffuni <pfg@apache.org> wrote:
> On 05/28/12 14:25, Rob Weir wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Pedro Giffuni<pfg@apache.org>  wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Rob;
>>>
>>>
>>> On 05/28/12 13:10, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to start the graduation process, with the aim of being a TLP
>>>> in time for the 3.4.1 release.
>>>>
>>>> The IPMC has a "Guide to Successful Graduation" page with a lot of
>>>> detail and advice:  http://incubator.apache.org/guides/graduation.html
>>>>
>>>> The calendar here is especially useful:
>>>> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/graduation.html#toplevel
>>>>
>>>> It shows 4 steps:
>>>>
>>>> 1) a vote on ooo-dev (a community vote) on whether we want to graduate
>>>> now
>>>>
>>>> 2) a discussion on ooo-dev leading to the draft of a charter for the new
>>>> TLP
>>>>
>>>> 3) an IPMC vote on whether or not to recommend the podling for
>>>> graduation
>>>>
>>>> 4) a vote by the ASF Board on a resolution creating the new TLP
>>>>
>>>> This thread is just a proposal.  It is not the actual vote called for
>>>> in #1 above.  But I'd like to gauge current sentiment.  Are we all +1
>>>> for going ahead?  If not, please list what pre-graduation tasks you
>>>> believe need to be done first.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> -Rob
>>>
>>>
>>> A reminder of a small, but IMHO significant, technical issue:
>>>
>>> We do have to take the category-B tarballs out of the tree
>>> before graduation.
>>>
>> Do we?   If I recall, there were multiple views on this and no
>> consensus.  But you are welcome to make a concrete proposal.
>
>
> Yes the situation was specifically postponed as a graduation
> issue, I am not going through that discussion again.
>
> I made a concrete proposal with two alternatives:
>
> - They are moved to a friendly ftp/http site.
> - I step down from the PPMC to avoid the community
> the pain of a -1 vote.
>

Since this is a policy question, I assume a third option would be to
clarify the policy?  That might make sense as the first step in any
case.

> Pedro.

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