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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Drill for the Apache Incubator
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2012 16:25:19 GMT
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 3:12 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:

> Initial Source
> ==============
> There is no initial source code. All source code will be developed within
> the Apache Incubator.

Coming in without any source code is going to pose a challenge to this

    The incubator filters projects on the basis of the likeliness of
them becoming
    successful meritocratic communities. The basic requirements for incubation

        * a working codebase -- over the years and after several failures, the
          foundation came to understand that without an initial working
          codebase, it is generally hard to bootstrap a community. This is
          because merit is not well recognized by developers without a working
          codebase. Also, the friction that is developed during the initial
          design stage is likely to fragment the community.

That last line in particular seems like something to watch out for.

Marvin Humphrey

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