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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Parser
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2012 06:23:38 GMT
On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 5:37 AM, Greg Stein <> wrote:
>> On May 31, 2012 5:31 AM, "Greg Stein" <> wrote:
>> >...
>> > (that said, I agree: this seems like it should be a proposal to
>> > Commons, so we just need to handle that redirection)
>> And I didn't read the proposal closely enough, but took from Ralph's
>> comment that this was some Java code. ... but no, it is a C-based project.
>> Thus, I don't think Apache Commons has any bearing here.
>> I'm +1 on the proposal.
> Technically I'm a +1. Where else does an Apache Httpd style configuration
> parser fit best? Immediately examples like Xerces come to mind of projects
> with similar technical merit. BTW to me this has nothing to do with Java
> vs. C code. The concept is sound.
> My concern only rests on having enough committers to jell community around
> it, even in the incubator. If we can get a couple more people committed,
> not as mentors but as contributors (perhaps from local Apache communities),
> then any concerns I may have vanish. I'm wondering just how a PPMC will
> function.

If there was a sponsoring PMC other than the Incubator this might not be
much of a concern.

>> Give it a shot to build a community. That is part of what the Incubator is
>> all about.
> True. However this feels like the corner case of corner cases with a
> single committer. I'd like to help Seungyoung get some committers first
> before rushing to incubate. Perhaps we can ask the community now, who else
> is interested as participating at the committer level?
> Maybe (off the top of my head) the code base is small enough for an IP
> clearance and this can be a contribution to the Apache Httpd project. This
> way it has a chance to grow there with the support from that TLP? Maybe
> this is a good Apache Labs project candidate.
Oh and regarding Apache Labs I was thinking this might be a special case. I
know Labs projects are for existing committers to start off internal
projects. But this route might not have the community fostering potential
as an incubating project.

> At this point the Incubator just seems like a heavy weight process. I'm
> thinking there's a better way.
Kind of torn and perplexed regarding this candidate. Looking forward to
hear more opinions on the matter.

> --
> Best Regards,
> -- Alex

Best Regards,
-- Alex

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