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From Martijn Dashorst <>
Subject Re: Does an incubation proposal require a codebase?
Date Fri, 07 Aug 2009 08:05:46 GMT
A code base is not required, but highly recommended. It is hard to
bootstrap a community from scratch. Having something readily available
makes a project more tangible, and can attract more contributors with
more ease. Conversely, a too mature codebase can be a hindrance to a
project as well, where no new features need to be developed, or the
code is too large to comprehend.

That said, I think there were a couple of projects that came to the
incubator without code, IIRC Photark is one of them.


On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 7:55 AM, Noah Slater<> wrote:
> Hey,
> I am thinking about making an incubation proposal for a project I've been
> wanting to do for a while now. I have list of initial committers and a technical
> architecture proposal, but no actual code yet.
>  Moreover, in order to provide a seed to grow and ground discussions on
>  technical levels, the ASF incubation rules require the podlings to join the
>  incubation process with an established and working codebase.
>                                            -
> I checked the incubation rules, but couldn't find any mention of this rule. Our
> hopes were that we could start from scratch as a podling, and grow the code
> along with the community. Is this going to be possible?
> Thanks,
> --
> Noah Slater,
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