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From Robert Burrell Donkin <>
Subject Re: Actively retiring projects
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:03:07 GMT
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 8:54 AM, ant elder <> wrote:
> I don't know about if they could keep their name but from recent
> discussions elsewhere I expect they would not be able to continue
> using things like org.apache package names which rules out maintenance
> of past releases, small poddlings by definition have limited
> resources, so would struggle with things like rewriting their
> websites, if they used Confluence they probably couldn't get another
> license, if they used the new ASF website stuff its not even available
> to them. Throwing them out would do a lot of damage and would likely
> be the death of a lot of smaller poddlings. Sometimes slow quiet
> poddlings do turn around and become successful, the River example
> proves that. No one is suggesting letting everyone stay for ever no
> matter what but terminating poddlings just because some arbitrary time
> period has expired is stupid.



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