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From Vadim Gritsenko <va...@reverycodes.com>
Subject Re: [IMPORTANT] The future of XIndice
Date Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:56:08 GMT
I haven't been doing any Xindice - or Java - in a good while, so unless anyone else wants to
step up, Attic it is.

Vadim

On Aug 10, 2011, at 2:26 PM, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:

> Anyone? In a couple of days, unless I hear otherwise, I will propose a
> resolution to the XML PMC to move XIndice to the Attic, so speak now
> or forever hold your peace. :)
> 
> -- 
> Gianugo Rabellino - gianugo at rabellino dot it
> Blog: http://boldlyopen.com
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Gianugo Rabellino <gianugo@apache.org> wrote:
>> All,
>> 
>> this is an important message for the XIndice community: as some of you
>> may have noticed, the Apache XML project has been in a "winding down"
>> mode for a while, with most projects either moving to top level
>> (xerces.apache.org, xalan.apache.org) or to the Attic (AxKit,
>> Crimson). XIndice is now the only project left, and it's time to
>> discuss about the project's future. There are two ways forward: the
>> top level project route (creating xindice.apache.org with its own PMC)
>> or, if the project isn't active enough to create a PMC, the Attic (see
>> http://attic.apache.org).
>> 
>> The XML project has no opinion on either, but know that if the XIndice
>> community doesn't step up to own the project, the only choice left
>> will be the Attic. Which, by the way, means hibernation not death: the
>> software remains available both in binaries and source code (although
>> in strict read-only mode), forks remain possible and projects can exit
>> the Attic at any time, although to do that they need to prove they
>> have a viable community standing behind them.
>> 
>> This is a message to get the discussion going: if you want to keep
>> XIndice as a full-fledged Apache project, this is your turn to step
>> up! If you feel you want to help, participate, contribute and use
>> XIndice, we would be glad to hear from you and, as the XML PMC, more
>> than willing to hand XIndice over to a newly formed TLP. Personally,
>> I'm happy to help with either transitions, be it to a TLP or to the
>> Attic. Given that the project has been inactive in the past, I'm
>> planning to wait for a week to see if a discussion gets going: if
>> that's not the case, my plan is to start a vote in the XML PMC to
>> retire XIndice to the Attic.
>> 
>> Looking forward to your suggestions,
>> 
>> --
>> Gianugo Rabellino - gianugo at rabellino dot it
>> Blog: http://boldlyopen.com


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