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From Zachary Jaffee <>
Subject Re: so what needs done round here?
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:58:26 GMT
The real value that labs could provide over something like github would be
access to apache infrastructure. If I had the ability to spin up VMs on
demand without having to pay (insert cloud provider), the place where I
could do that would be the perfect place to experiment with new projects.
This would be even more valuable if there was a system in place that would
just auto build and deploy a project with a dockerfile, or something
similar, in it.

On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 1:42 PM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:

> On 04/04/2016 11:51 AM, Danny Angus wrote:
> > So after I recklessly offered to step up and let Jan move on I started
> > wondering where labs was at, and had a look round at some stuff.
> >
> > I have a small amount of time to offer to the role, the PMC role, not
> > coding any particular lab, and I was wondering if anyone has a todo list
> of
> > admin and/or organisational tasks that they'd like me to pick up.
> >
> > From my own observations I have one suggestion
> >
> > My bugbear is the list of projects on the website, which I don't think is
> > very informative and doesn't even contain as much info as is in the
> > doap.rdf files. I'd propose to write a script or xslt or something to
> > generate the list from the doap files.
> >
> > I'd also like to chase down the PI on each lab and make sure that the
> > stauses are up-to-date.
> I would personally like to see Labs return to its roots - or, perhaps to
> what I originally understood it was to be. That is an easy place for
> Apache folks to spin up a test project. I feel that the barrier to entry
> is too high. We need to encourage people to start projects, without
> having to justify them. Right now, the default path is "make a project
> on github."
> Perhaps we need to step back a bit further and figure out what we're
> trying to do here, and why.
> Meanwhile, I want to start a project - an ASF version of what I'm doing
> at - and labs is the obvious
> place to do it. But my initial gut feeling is, way too much overhead,
> why bother?
> I'd like to figure out how we can make Labs a place where if an Apache
> member wants to start a project, they think of Labs first, rather than
> Github.
> Thoughts?
> --
> Rich Bowen - - @rbowen
> - @apachecon
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Zach Jaffee
B.S. Computer Science
Case Western Reserve University Class of 2017
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