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From Joe Brockmeier <...@zonker.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Incubator exit criteria
Date Wed, 02 Jul 2014 02:35:14 GMT
On Tue, Jul 1, 2014, at 04:23 AM, ant elder wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 4:46 AM, Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> > Hi!
> >
> > Sorry for a belated reply -- at first I was following Doug's rule
> > and then I got distracted ;-)
> >
> > That said -- I really would like to drive us to some kind
> > consensus (even if we have to do the vote) because
> > the current situation is simply sad (top 8 project):
> >    https://whimsy.apache.org/incubator/podlings/by-age
> >
> >
> I had a quick look at a few of the top 8 podlings in that link.
> 
> Droids should be helped to graduate not to retire, VXQuery is currently
> voting to graduate, ODF toolkit should graduate (IMHO), S4 has just voted
> to retire.

Are you saying Droids is ready to graduate, or...?

Looking at its mailing lists and last report, I'm not seeing many signs
of activity. Why is it a target for graduation rather than retirement?
Is there activity that I'm missing? Last release was in August 2012, at
least according to its Web site. (0.2-incubating)

Under the proposed rules, Droids would be a candidate for retirement,
not graduation, unless I'm missing something.

> So from that i'm not really seeing the need for a new rule about retiring
> podlings. 

I fail to see any harm in having a rule to start a VOTE if a podling
doesn't meet certain criteria. Worst case scenario, we have a discussion
and the podling/mentors can make a case that the podling just needs more
time to graduate and/or certain types of assistance. 

Best,

jzb
-- 
Joe Brockmeier
jzb@zonker.net
Twitter: @jzb
http://www.dissociatedpress.net/

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