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From Alex Holt <>
Subject Re: Graduating OpenNLP
Date Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:20:53 GMT
+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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