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From Jukka Zitting <>
Subject Re: Diversity as an insurance policy (Was: [VOTE] Graduation of Apache Pivot)
Date Wed, 05 Aug 2009 09:00:40 GMT

On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 3:39 AM, Ralph Goers<> wrote:
> Using these projects as an example is perhaps not the best from a community
> perspective because Ceki has no intention of running them like Apache
> projects. But even if he did, by these standards the projects might never
> make it out of the incubator. Even if those of us who would like them had
> commit rights I can guarantee that 95% of the commits would still be Ceki's.

I don't see it as a problem if the vast majority of commits comes from
one person (or company) as long as the community operates normally
*and* there are others who won't have to start learning how to build
the codebase and do an "svn commit" if the key developer leaves.

That's why I measure the "three independent committers" criteria by
looking at the commit log instead of the asf-authorization file. And
I'm not asking much, just a few code commits in the past few months is
good enough for me.

That's the criteria that I held Sling against, and that's also what's
currently keeping UIMA from graduating (and apparently also for over a
year before I signed up to help them). If the consensus is that this
is a bit too hard a requirement, then I'll be happy to bring UIMA up
for graduation in the next few months.


Jukka Zitting

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