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From Grant Ingersoll <gsing...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Graduating Tika?
Date Sun, 07 Sep 2008 19:57:25 GMT

On Sep 7, 2008, at 12:17 PM, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 4:25 PM, Jukka Zitting  
> <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 6, 2008 at 10:57 PM, Grant Ingersoll  
>> <gsingers@apache.org> wrote:
>>> I guess the main question is, has the incubation criteria been met?
>>
>> Looking at [1] I think we are pretty good on almost all points. The
>> only thing that could be better is diversity of activity, as  
>> currently
>> I'm by far the most active committer. I'm not sure how well the
>> project would cope with me losing interest or being hit by a bus.
>>
>> But, as Bertrand said, it might well be that the community will never
>> grow much larger at least in terms of active development. With the
>> basic parser infrastructure already in place, I think most of the  
>> Tika
>> development will be incremental in nature (bug fixing, adding support
>> for new file formats, etc.) that for most part won't require long  
>> term
>> involvement or lots of activity.
>>
>> I'm not sure if the Apache TLP model works that well for small
>> projects like this, so I think it might be better to go for a Lucene
>> subproject.
>
> i think a lucene sub-project would make more sense

Yeah, I guess I thought it already was a foregone conclusion given the  
tab at the top of http://lucene.apache.org/

-Grant

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