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From Thilo Goetz <>
Subject Re: discussion of release of Apache Wicket 1.3.0-incubating-alpha
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:17:30 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Martijn Dashorst wrote:
>> Also, the whole idea of the Incubator is to
>> withhold releases from the general public. 
> Just to clarify - I don't think 'withhold' is a good description.
> Release - but with no specific expectation of persistence at the
> ASF is probably a better description.  E.g. "here's code" is fine,
> "here's a community" would be premature.  Public releases of all
> of our incubating projects IS goodness if it attracts more people
> to the incubating communities, and increases their chances for a
> successful graduation and project lifespan.

+1.  Doing releases to attract new contributors is essential to podlings 
who need to build a diverse developer community to exit the incubator. 
   Wicket doesn't have that issue :-)


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