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From peter royal <>
Subject Re: [Possible Incubation] Apache Repo
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2003 16:11:57 GMT
On Nov 7, 2003, at 4:15 AM, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> Proposal:
> This is a new kind of incubation that I'd like to try. It's not an 
> established project that wants to come to Apache, rather an effort 
> that wants to try and see if it can work, similar to Geronimo but 
> coming mainly from Apache committers.

That seems contradictory to everything I thought the incubator was. It 
was my understanding that the incubator was for existing projects that 
wanted to move into the Apache umbrella? To be indoctrinated in the 
'Apache Way'.

Even Geronimo came to the incubator with a codebase..

> Hence I propose that the Incubator PMC decides to start incubating the 
> project as "Repo", giving it:
>  - dev list (just for code; spec discussions at
>  - site under to write down the spec
>  - CVS module 'incubator-repo' open to all Apache committers that
>    request it and to the initial external contributors.
>    In the CVS module the developers can place their current codebases
>    that they donate and we wait and see what happens.

What's the benefit of doing this in the incubator vs or

If this goes through, how is this not the start of the incubator 
becoming a 'sandbox' for ASF committers?

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