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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: kick-start: Lucene to top-level project
Date Mon, 13 Dec 2004 17:16:57 GMT
Regarding PMC members - I think I'm all alone there :(

Otis

--- Erik Hatcher <erik@ehatchersolutions.com> wrote:

> 
> On Dec 11, 2004, at 9:54 AM, Bernhard Messer wrote:
> > Currently i'm not able to see how much adminitrative work this will
> 
> > raise. Are there any known apache projects already moved from a 
> > subproject to TLP ? Maybe they could give us some important hints
> what 
> > effort will come over the community.
> 
> I've started a thread on the Jakarta PMC list, and have gotten
> several 
> very helpful and supportive replies.
> 
> What other Lucene committers are PMC members?  Otis is.  Others?
> 
> Sam Ruby had the following advice:
> 
> >> The board has a bias against self-referential definitions (the
> 'foo' 
> >> project is for managing software related to the 'foo' project - 
> >> believe it or not, this happens all too often).  So naming the 
> >> proposed project something like search is a good idea.
> >>
> >> The board tends to prefer projects whose scopes don't overlap with
> 
> >> other projects.  That does not appear to be a problem here.  In
> other 
> >> cases, this involves highlighting differences in technical
> approaches 
> >> taken by two "competing" projects.
> >>
> >> Finally, some members of the board have a strong bias against 
> >> umbrella projects.  My advice here is to not emphasize this aspect
> of 
> >> the proposal.  Overall, the fact that this reduces the size of the
> 
> >> Jakarta project umbrella, those with this bias will be happy.
> 
> In other words, I guess we should de-emphasize the idea of bring
> Nutch 
> under the umbrella, but focus on how Lucene itself belongs outside 
> Jakarta because it is its own community and does not depend on any 
> Jakarta projects, and that we will bring in non-Java ports over time.
> 
> Next step is to create the proposal, following in the footsteps of 
> Jetspeed or Struts for example.  If no one else volunteers for it,
> I'll 
> craft it sometime this week hopefully.
> 
> 	Erik
> 
> 
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