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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Parser
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2012 06:11:02 GMT
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

> 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.

At this point the Incubator just seems like a heavy weight process. I'm
thinking there's a better way.

Best Regards,
-- Alex

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