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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Incubation end states (was Re: [DISCUSS] Graduating empire?)
Date Sun, 30 Oct 2011 20:37:34 GMT
On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Daniel Shahaf <> wrote:
> Benson Margulies wrote on Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 15:33:25 -0400:
>> Could the incubator, or a clone of the incubator, serve as a permanent
>> home for small projects? Essentially, this amounts to removing all the
>> 'incubator' disclaimer and branding requirements for these projects,
>> and retaining the volunteer supervision of the sort of people who are
>> willing to be mentors (e.g. Foundation members and others voted by the
>> iPMC). This would put additional eyes in the supervision process, and
>> still allow growth.
> Thinking out load: perhaps just promote the project into a TLP, while
> having a few IPMC members volunteer to become PMC members of the new TLP
> and provide oversight?

Yup. No muss, no fuss, no new mechanisms.

>> In the world of github, no one needs to be an ASF project to get
>> source control hosting. The problem of 'brand vampires' is solved by
>> requiring these projects to be 'small but diverse.' The project *and
>> the users* get the advantage of operating in the Foundation's legal
>> umbrella, and those users are what, to me, makes this consistent with
>> the mission.

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