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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: help needed
Date Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:42:50 GMT
On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 9:54 PM, Subhasis Gorai
<> wrote:
> Basically, I felt, before coming up with the
> proposal I need to get a champion who will guide me.
> Now I didn't know how to find a champion and that's the reason I had shared
> the idea, anticipating if someone is interested helping me out.

The Incubator and the ASF are primarily here to support communities which have
formed around software projects.  For the most part, we don't gate on
technical concerns -- an idea could be really great but it has to get a
community in order to become part of the ASF.

Proposing an idea directly on general@incubator is not necessarily the most
effective way to start a community around an idea because the subscribers here
would only be in the target audience for a software product by chance.  Or to
look at things from another angle, the response on general@incubator to a
technical proposal is not a good measure of its potential, since we are more
set up to assess the potential of communities.

So if this cold start on general@incubator doesn't yield the desired result,
perhaps consider other means of drawing contributors to your project -- blog
posts, conference speaking, helpful mailing-list contributions on related
projects, etc.  Then, if that initiative is successful, perhaps return to the
Incubator with your new collaborators.


Marvin Humphrey

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