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From Dileepa Jayakody <dileepajayak...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Trying to understand the level of activity in Stanbol community
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:48:36 GMT
Hi Roman, Rafa and fellow Stanbolers.

I'm Dileepa Jayakody, a committer of Apache Stanbol project since 2014.
While I was engaging in the dev list and development of the project for
couple of years, due to other engagements, I must admit my contributions
have been very low since.

However, I think there is a lot we can do to revive the project.
Looking at the Jira tracker[1] I think we can start by fixing the bugs and
work towards a new release. Would love to see Stanbol active again, and see
the senior developers back on the list :)

I will start to engage again as much as possible.

Thanks,
Dileepa

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/projects/STANBOL/summary

On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 1:15 PM Rafa Haro <rharo@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi Roman,
>
> I'm Rafa Haro, current PMC member of Apache Stanbol. I think we have
> discussed this situation a couple of times in the past few months. There
> were a similar inquiry recently and back then, at least 3 "active"
> (including me) PMC members responded with similar answers: we would be
> somehow available for bug fixing, attend the mailing lists and so on but,
> because of lack of time, further contributions like working on the backlog,
> community development....had to be eventually abandoned. I think this
> situation is extensible to most of current committers. Within the same
> threads, there were Stanbol's users that were interesting in taking the
> project out of this "blockage" but the reality is that this situation has
> remained the same for months and the activity at the mailing lists is
> minimum. So maybe yeah, probably it is a shame and maybe it is time to
> archive the project.
>
> I'm not sure which are the implications of putting the project into the
> Attic from the organisation point of view, but in my honest opinion it is
> that or, somehow, I don't know exactly how, try to find or extend the
> community with new members interested in further improvements and uses
> cases around Stanbol that could lead to resurrect the project.
>
> Warm regards from Seville
>
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 3:15 AM Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > On Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 9:47 AM Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > a few months ago Shane Curcuru started this discussion
> > > around the level of PMC activity in the project:
> > >
> >
> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/7f85aecc5180b85d888cf63a8136521739e5e1ee74ae167abd3ab9ff@%3Cdev.stanbol.apache.org%3E
> > >
> > > at the time it seemed like the consensus was: there's
> > > enough folks interested in at least overseeing mechanics
> > > of the PMC. However if a few months since it would seem
> > > that we're back to where Shane's discussion started.
> > >
> > > Now, this is, of course, based on my cursory review of mailing
> > > list and JIRA activity, but it seems that out of the current 22 PMC
> > > members only one or two are active (and I don't mean writing
> > > code active, but at least supporting "mechanics" of the PMC):
> > >    http://people.apache.org/phonebook.html?pmc=stanbol
> > >
> > > I'm wondering, perhaps, if it would benefit the project to consider
> > > expanding the PMC to include the other 4 committers and/or
> > > some of the project's active users.
> > >
> > > Thoughts?
> >
> > Hi Again!
> >
> > it seems that there hasn't been much of a feedback on this thread so
> > I'm expanding it to users@ as well.
> >
> > The concern here is that unless the community comes up with at least 3
> > reasonably active PMC
> > members to make sure that the project can continue it may be end up
> > "archived" into Apache Attic.
> >
> > Now, these PMC members do NOT have to be existing PMC members, if
> > there's enough enthusiastic
> > folks in the user community we can definitely look into "rebooting"
> > the PMC that way.
> >
> > If anybody is interested in making sure that Stanbol continues as an
> > active Apache project -- please
> > reply to this thread.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Roman.
> >
>

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