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From Robert Muir <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Close down the Lucene.NET project, effective January 31, 2011
Date Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:13:21 GMT
My vote is -1 to the current resolution, because it lacks a plan for
continuity for the userbase. It seems that although development has
stagnated, there is actually a reasonably active user list, and this
resolution doesn't describe what will happen to them.

If we are saying that the project will move to the Attic, then I am +1.

I see this was discussed on a previous thread (unsure if a subproject
belongs in the attic), yet:
* I see several Jakarta subprojects listed on the attic homepage
(, but obviously the Jakarta top level
project is alive.
* I don't know much of the details of how the Attic operates, but it
says on its webpage that it "Provide oversight for active user lists
with no Project Management Committee (PMC)"

So, this is what I would like to see happen, rather than leave the
user list high and dry.

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Grant Ingersoll <> wrote:
> Background: Please see the December Lucene Board report, amongst others, for description
and multiple mailing list threads (both here and on Lucene.NET) on the background of this
vote.   This move has been a long time in the making with many discussions on it.
> Resolution:
> Whereas the Lucene.NET project has stagnated due to lack of committer activity and,
> Whereas the Lucene PMC is no longer interested in maintaining the community due to lack
of interest in working on the .NET platform by PMC Members and
> Whereas conditions set forth by the PMC in October for continuance as Lucene sub-project
have not been met by the project
> Therefore, be it resolved that the Lucene PMC shut down the Lucene.NET community, effective
January 31, 2011.
> Vote:
> [] +1 - Shut it down
> [] 0 - Don't care
> [] -1 - Do not shut it down
> A positive vote result means we will shut down SVN access, put a notice on the website
and send one to the mailing lists as well as close down any other resources.
> PMC votes are binding and a majority of +1's are all that is needed (i.e. no vetoes).
  Due to the Holidays here in the US, this vote will be open for 5 days.
> Note, a positive vote does not mean that this project cannot go back to the Incubator
or that it must die completely, it just means that the Lucene PMC is discharging it's responsibility
for the project by shutting down the resources it is responsible for and removing commit access.
> Grant Ingersoll
> Lucene PMC Chair

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