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From Matt Sergeant <>
Subject Re: [IMPORTANT] Apache AxKit to be retired
Date Wed, 29 Jul 2009 20:09:04 GMT
Sorry for lack of replies lately - as you can see the project has 
languished completely and the attic seems reasonable.

I don't have any particular reason to object.

What needs to happen to the site at Is a notice that the 
project is no longer active enough?

On Tue, 28 Jul 2009, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:

> (general@ and private@, apologies for double posting this - I mistyped
> the axkit-dev address in my original message)
> Dear AxKit community,
> this is a message from the XML Project Management Committee, who is
> responsible for the oversight of the Apache AxKit project, and it
> requires your full attention.
> The PMC noticed a general slowdown of activities in the project and,
> more importantly, your PMC representative (Matt Sergeant) has failed
> to report about the project status in the last few quarterly reports.
> According to the Apache Software Foundation rules, this is a serious
> problem, and the PMC is about to run a formal vote to retire the AxKit
> project by having it formally enter the Attic. The main consequence of
> retiring the project is that no further development activity and/or
> releases will be permitted, and the project will enter a "dormant"
> state. The process is, to some extent, reversible, but if you believe
> there is a good reason to keep the project alive, this is a great time
> to let us know. More information the attic process and what it entails
> is available at
> Please consider this as a last call. If you are willing to interrupt
> the Attic process, please speak up now. In case we don't hear from you
> in 72 hours, we will start a formal vote on the PMC list and we will
> get the ball rolling.
> Many thanks,
> --
> Gianugo Rabellino
> Sourcesense, making sense of Open Source:
> (blogging at

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