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From Davanum Srinivas <>
Subject Re: a few steps before approving a project
Date Thu, 01 Sep 2005 14:24:46 GMT

IMHO, Incubator CANNOT take a decision based on a proposal. A badly
written proposal with best of intentions will not make it and folks
will not resubmit stuff just because a similar proj got rejected
before. I've always thought that the role of Incubator is to make SURE
that a project is ready for becoming a normal ASF project.

If we can't scale, it's our problem and we have to fix it. We should
not fix it by closing our doors. Then its a old boys (and girls)

-- dims

On 9/1/05, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
> On Aug 31, 2005, at 7:25 PM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> > Cliff,
> >
> >
> >> - change the Incubator PMC charter (not that we have a official
> >> charter) to include approving of all new projects
> >>
> >
> > To quote (or paraphrase) Roy, it is not the Incubator PMC's role to
> > second
> > guess other ASF PMCs when it comes to introducing new ASF projects.
> >
> No, but it is the role of the Incubator to ensure that
> new projects are in the best interest of the foundation,
> and not simply be a rubber stamp. The Incubator, for
> example, I think has the responsibility to be able
> to say "You know, this is a great proposal, but there
> are too many podlings right now, and we cannot accept
> it" and have that honored.
> For things as important as new projects within the
> ASF, having the Incubator vote on acceptance is, I
> think, a small consideration.
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