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From Jukka Zitting <>
Subject Re: Actively retiring projects
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:38:32 GMT

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 9:43 AM, ant elder <> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Jukka Zitting <> wrote:
>> Projects like PDFBox
>> or River are living examples of how active mentoring can turn around
>> the fortunes of a project.
> I'm sure the mentoring was ace but a large amount of why River turned
> around was down to its participants, without them and what they did no
> amount of mentoring would have fixed it.


> River incubated for four and a half years, and during that time had
> quite some "nothing much going on" type reports.
> If some of the recent suggestion were actual Incubator policy River
> would be at GitHub.

Which suggestions? As has been repeatedly pointed out by Sam, all
that's being proposed here are ways to better detect and solve such
problems, which is exactly what happened with River.


Jukka Zitting

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