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From Craig L Russell <>
Subject Re: Future of RAT
Date Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:18:43 GMT

On Aug 10, 2010, at 7:03 AM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:

> Hi Stefan,
>>> However, I'm not sure I get the whole reasoning below RE: TLP? Why  
>>> not
>>> have a RAT TLP? The overhead of filing board reports and not knowing
>>> anyone on the team that would be able to?
>> Jochen has sure be joking here.  The team list he pointed at  
>> contains at
>> least two current PMC chairs (haven't checked too closely) as well  
>> as a
>> bunch of former PMC chairs.
> Heh, that's what I was thinking.
>> To me RAT's scope feels too small for a TLP.
> I feel kind of the opposite -- RAT is an important tool that's  
> required of
> all the Incubator projects, but pretty widely integrated (at least  
> in Java
> land) outside of the Incubator as a tool to help check ASF policies.  
> To me,
> that's a big scope and an important community, and just based on the
> telltale signs it seems like a TLP to me.

First, congratulations to everyone who contributed to RAT during  
incubation, and especially to those who prepared a release in the  
incubator. That's a big deal.

As to becoming TLP, I agree. As long as the folks who contribute to  
RAT continue to take feedback and make releases I see no reason to  
deny them the opportunity to have a RAT TLP.

There's nothing that I can think of that says a small scope project  
cannot be a successful TLP.

In fact, the small scope helps in one regard: there's not much work  
involved in making board reports.

> Cheers,
> Chris
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