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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Wave and Incubation
Date Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:06:36 GMT
Hi,

if Wave moves out this list, Jira etc will be read only, but available.
Same for the current source code.

I agree with 1: in the end Apache is a strong brand and also shows that
you can rely on a few things.

However at this point we know the benefits of Apache, but can this
project also fulfill the requirements of ever becoming a proper Apache
project? Apache is not here to give protection or brand to a codebase or
"sell something". It's here to work with and help communities.

The question to ask now is: can Wave have a community? I know the people
here, and I agree here is a huge kindness around. I appreciate it. But
what's needed is a community who is also willing to invest some amount
of time to keep the ball rolling.

I am fully aware some people here invested time. But a single person can
not drive an Apache project forward. 

At Apache, everything is around community.

I ask: can we ever build up a community around Wave which understands
the principles of Apache, can release code and can keep the project
alive?

I am certain about the first two things; I am not so certain about the
last thing. It's really not much activity here for a long time.

As others mentioned: Github may lower the barrier. This might be a
chance to ramp up a community, then return to Apache. 

Cheers

Christian

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015, at 18:41, Yuri Z wrote:
> I agree that from the point of view of adding to the source/experimenting
> -
> there's no advantage to staying with Apache. However, there are other
> reasons.
> 1. Doing a release will signify that the code base is free of legal
> issues
> and thus encourage adoption of it by other parties, like wiab.pro,
> co-meeting, kune etc...
> 2. The Apache Wave site and this mailing list had become a known place to
> look for the Wave related info. There's no other well established place
> like this. The wave-protocol at google code was such place before Apache,
> but it isn't now. Establishing a new home will confuse new and old Wave
> followers.
> 3. Migrating issues from Jira and Wiki will take considerable effort,
> again... Probably a lot of info will be just lost.
> 
> 
> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 4:03 PM Tobias Pfeiffer <tgpfeiffer@web.de>
> wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > I guess this is my first post to this list, even though I am subscribed
> > for a year or so know and "following" the discussions here.
> >
> > The technology in Wave seems quite amazing to me (in particular the
> > federation part, which hardly any commercial entity would add to their
> > product out of a business interest) and I would love to see the project
> > flourish, but – just judging from what I saw here on the mailing list –
> > I was always wondering if this project is going anywhere from its
> > current state. I don't know the project and its history very well, but
> > it seems to me that even *if* it was possible to make a release or
> > convince Apache that Wave should stay in the incubator, I don't see how
> > overall progress should be made.
> >
> > My feeling is that moving out of Apache to, say, Github (not
> > Sourceforge, though...) can't make anything worse, but it *might* lower
> > the barrier to collaboration.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Tobias
> >
> >

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