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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: Labs project promotion
Date Tue, 09 Sep 2008 08:19:38 GMT
Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> Hi all, 
Hi !
> <snip/>
> This move to the incubation has raised some argumentation. 
> One reason for this expressed in [3], stating that the code is developed
> on ASF homeland: 
> "...BTW, why do you need to go through incubation? All the code was
> developed in the ASF. It's ASL. You already have a home designated for
> it. Seems like incubation can be skipped."
> Another reason to skip incubation is the possible lost of visibility of
> the project expressed in [5]:
> "...The thing is, people looking at HC may just say "Oh, Droids.
> Interesting" and take a look and join the community, whereas in
> incubator, who knows, it's might be lost in the noise"
> One suggestion for this points is suggested in [6]:
> "I does seem to me like there should be some sort of incubation fast
> track for a lab project that wants to become a subproject of an existing
> TLP."
> The thing that Droids [7] needs now is more exposure, committer with
> different use cases and different needs for robots and plugins. This is
> the only way to create a truly "intelligent standalone robot framework".
> BTW I started an incubator proposal [8].
> WDYT about either skipping or fast track incubation or doing the
> standard incubation?
IMHO, a fast track incubation is ok. The project still need incubation, 
in order to meet the ASF requirements (community diversity, for one of 
them), but it should not take months to be promoted to a TLP/sub-project.

cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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