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From john pradeep <yehohan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: The Future of Apache Labs
Date Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:50:50 GMT
Hi,
I am looking for some interesting project to contribute to, hope I can do
that through labs!


Thanks

On Wed 8 Mar, 2017, 1:37 PM Ivan Barrera A., <Bruce@ivn.cl> wrote:

> Hi
>
> :P
>
>
> On 03/07/2017 03:50 PM, Danny Angus wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm Danny. I'm the current PMC of Apache Labs http://labs.apache.org
> >
> > You may not know about Apache Labs, but it was founded a few years ago
> > to provide the ability for committers to spin up new projects at the
> > ASF. Our website says:
> >
> > "The aim is to provide the necessary resource to promote and maintain
> > the innovative power within the Apache community without the burden of
> > community building.
> > Research efforts are intrinsically associated with a higher mortality
> > rate and don't satisfy the established incubation and development
> > practices. Labs provides a place for the Apache committer community to
> > collaborate on such efforts - without discrimination of purpose,
> > medium or implementation technology."
> >
> > But labs needs a shot in the arm, we already know that the project
> > doesn't live up to the aspirations of the statements above, and that
> > the service provided needs to be modernised and made relevant. What we
> > don't know is whether *you* think that this is worth doing, we don't
> > know whether we should we revitalise Labs for your use, or retire it.
> >
> > So I am calling on all interested, or merely curious, parties from
> > across the ASF to subscribe to labs@labs.apache.org
> > <mailto:labs@labs.apache.org> and let me know if you are prepared to
> > help put Apache Labs on the map.
> >
> > If enough people offer a little of their time I will steer the group
> > to do some "market research" (we are the market) and create a
> > consensus proposal for a refurbished Labs offering, then we will
> > validate that with you, and see if it gets enough interest to make it
> > worth implementing. If there is not enough volunteer help to assist
> > with the awareness activity and the research the Labs project will be
> > retired.
> >
> > Personally I don't want to see Labs retired, I think that it would
> > enrich the ASF if we had a useful service for committers who want to
> > innovate from scratch, and a lively community of innovators and mentors.
> >
> > If you think that labs is worth saving and are prepared to devote some
> > of your time to helping me, please subscribe to the labs@labs list and
> > say "hi".
> >
> > Thanks for your time, and please remember not to spam commiters@ or
> > cross post, come to labs@labs if you want to engage in the discussion.
> >
> > Danny
>
>

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