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From Farrukh Najmi <Farrukh.Na...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [POLL] ebXML Reg./Rep. on Apache?
Date Mon, 05 Nov 2001 23:26:25 GMT

I had asked for an explaination of the decision process and criteria for
project acceptance. Specifically, I had asked how large a committed community
would assure you that this project will be among the living. I would
appreciate a specific response to those questions.


Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> "Theodore W. Leung" wrote:
> >
> > Okay,
> >
> > To date, I've seen very little comment from current xml.apache.org
> > committers, and a few comments from the XML PMC.  Also, Stefano has
> > raised some concerns about the community aspects of this proposal.
> >
> > Given the low-level of interest and Stefano's concerns, it seems like
> > the course of action that we're on is to not accept this proposal at
> > this time, see if a community develops around this project, and revisit
> > this once a community has been established.
> >
> > Is this an accurate reflection of what people are thinking?
> Yep.
> At the same time I want to repeat that my personal concern is nothing
> about technical issues but community issue and this is nothing against
> Sun and I think I can be trusted since I don't have any hat on.
> For those who expressed their intention to participate: go on! this is
> where you can make a difference: if you really care about the project,
> we'll notice. So, next time the situation will be totally different.
> But please understand our concerns: if we were to land here all projects
> that are submitted, Apache will turn into a cimitery where the ratio of
> live/dead projects is so big that the value is diluted and people run
> away.
> So, if you subscribed here because you think Apache gives quality to the
> code is because of healthy development communities, not because of us
> members or because of corporations being friendly with us and donate a
> bunch of resources.
> So, people, I'm not being sarcastic when I with the best luck to this
> effort, but, believe me, I've seen so many projects dying that I've
> learned to be very patient and very critical.
> But I hope you understand the reasons behind it.
> Thanks.
> --
> Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
>                           able to give birth to a dancing star.
> <stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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