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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Graduating OpenNLP
Date Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:23:32 GMT
As your mentor, I'd say that a TLP is the only sensible target.

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Alex Holt <> wrote:
> +1 To Go To Apache top level
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Jörn Kottmann <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> the Incubator is not a place where we can stay forever and the time
>> has come to decide where we will go.
>> We did now two releases, where the first one was mainly about
>> migrating from SourceForge and the second one was developed following
>> the Apache-way with over 100 jira issues fixed, often with help from
>> our community.
>> The move to Apache was a great step forward. We grew our community
>> and made the project more attractive to other open source projects.
>> Theoretically we have three ways we can take, graduate to a Top Level
>> Project,
>> graduate to a Subproject or leave Apache.
>> Making OpenNLP a Top Level Project seems as the best option for us.
>> We have an open and diverse community, and I believe OpenNLP will have long
>> term success at Apache. Many things tremendously improved over the
>> SourceForge
>> days and we are now able to work on the project as a community, which is
>> really
>> a distinction from most other open source NLP projects.
>> OpenNLP sees good adaption/integration by other Apache projects, such as
>> Stanbol, UIMA,
>> Lucene/Solr (via UIMA and direct integration is planned) and Clerezza. All
>> these collaborations
>> are a good advertisement for us and will attract more users over time.
>> At Apache we will have a bright future and will be able to make one of the
>> best open source NLP toolkits.
>> Please express your opinion about graduating OpenNLP.
>> Jörn

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