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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: Struts2 stuff
Date Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:10:22 GMT

On Nov 29, 2010, at 1:37 PM, Les Hazlewood wrote:

> I think Kalle's comments don't reflect a licensing issue, but rather
> one of maintenance and longevity: Shiro developers (or any open source
> development team for that matter) will maintain things that 1) has
> high perceived value for the community or 2) the developers use very
> frequently themselves in their own real-world projects.
> 
> The idea is that while it's nice to see that a new support module is
> being written (I think it's great!), there may not be enough evidence
> that the module will be regularly maintained and kept up to date,
> which would inevitably cause more headaches and maintenance time for
> the team, which would in turn would reflect negatively on the
> project's perceived health.
> 
> So, one approach is to start up the support module on an external
> hosting site (e.g. similar to 'wicketstuff') and see how much traction
> it gets.  If it gains and maintains momentum, then the community would
> clearly benefit from it being in the core project.  Kind of like a
> mini incubator of sorts.

I've never seen contributions handled in this manner at ASF.  It doesn't mean that they do
not exist but I would like to see proof that this "vetting" procedure is kosher with respect
to foundation projects.


Regards,
Alan




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