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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: Does an incubation proposal require a codebase?
Date Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:29:44 GMT

On Aug 10, 2009, at 1:06 PM, Upayavira wrote:

> The creation of a podling is heavyweight. Very heavy compared to
> registering a project with Sourceforge, GitHub or GoogleCode.  
> Because of
> the effort involved in the creation of a podling, it is natural that  
> the
> Incubator PMC wants some reasonable chance of success.
> There are two reasons why it is more heavyweight: because we haven't
> spent huge amounts of time/money automating our infrastructure and
> putting it behind a pretty web UI, but more importantly because we pay
> more attention to the legals, ensuring we have grants, CLAs etc, and
> that we know precicely what piece of code came from where.
> This latter requirement can be stifling for a very young/nascent  
> project
> that is still trying to work out whether it has a life or not. For
> something a little more established, perhaps the effort can more  
> easily
> be absorbed.

Actually, I should think that for a project that has no code base the  
second item would be a non-issue. Since there is no code it would all  
originate at Apache.


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