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From "Martin Cooper" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Incubator to sponsor and accept Abdera for incubation
Date Sat, 03 Jun 2006 23:00:09 GMT
On 5/31/06, Sam Ruby <> wrote:
> This proposal seems to have generated a lot of geniune interest, so now
> I'm calling for a vote for the Incubator to formally accept it.
> A few editorial comments: at this point, I have little doubt that this
> codebase will attract a diverse and sustainable community.  My concern
> is now the reverse: seeing talks of Rome join in and there being talk of
> these two merging with Roller... seems both very exciting... as well a
> bit premature.
> In my mind, the best way to find out what shape the community will take
> is to watch it incubate.  Therefore, I'd like to explicitly propose that
> we neither predetermine nor rule out any possible destination for this.
> It could become a TLP.  It could merge with Rome and/or other feed
> libraries, if they get proposed to the ASF.  It could all get subsumed
> into Roller.  My initial concerns are, respectively, critical mass,
> potentially divergent goals, and Umbrella -- each, of course, could be
> addressed/mitigated, that's why I am recommendating that we defer this
> decision until we have had a chance to observe the community.  (Note:
> this is not a new idea, I've suggested it on number of occasions before).
> With all that said, here's my
>   +1

+1 from me too. I'll also be interested to see the direction this takes.

I was very tempted to volunteer as mentor #3, but the timing is wrong right
now for me to devote adequate time for that. I will, however, undoubtedly
hang out on the lists.

Martin Cooper

- Sam Ruby

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