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From Leo Simons <>
Subject Re: Incubation vs. Donating Code to Existing Project
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2006 15:19:16 GMT
On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 10:43:45AM -0800, Andy Clark wrote:
> /me removes Zimbra hat.
> For the past several years, I've wanted to donate my HTML
> parser code built on Xerces-J to the Xerces project. It is
> written using the Xerces Native Interface and provides HTML
> parsing with XML APIs.
> When I mentioned donating the code to the project, it was
> suggested that I go through the incubator process. But
> after getting to know more about the incubator through
> the Kabuki proposal, I'm not sure if the incubator is
> appropriate.
> Here's the deal: I have a piece of code that relies
> directly on Xerces-J and cannot be used without it. It's
> a relatively small piece of code so it's not really a full
> project by itself. And, unlike other projects considered
> for incubation, there is no community because I have been
> the sole implementor. So the incubator doesn't seem like
> the right place for it but that's what the Xerces-J folks
> have suggested.
> Thoughts?

If the Xerces community wants to accept this stuff as something
integral to xerces, there's no new committers or community coming
in and no need for those, and its all precisely within its scope,
its PMC can decide to do just that:

This is "going through incubation" in terms of IP clearance and
not in terms of community.

I don't know enough about Xerces to assert whether this is an
applicable process here. If the xerces people referred to the
incubator, perhaps they meant that its not.


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