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From Gianugo Rabellino <gian...@rabellino.it>
Subject Re: [IMPORTANT] The future of XIndice
Date Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:26:45 GMT
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. :)

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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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