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From Andy Seaborne <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Commons RDF to join the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:29:23 GMT
On 11/02/15 08:14, Sergio Fernández wrote:
> On 10/02/15 21:31, Marvin Humphrey wrote:
>> If Commons is OK with this, I imagine this is a fine plan -- good
>> enough for
>> entering incubation.
>> I also think it would be OK for the project to decide it wants to
>> become a
>> TLP.  Whether the project joins Commons or becomes its own TLP won't
>> impact
>> the number of people qualified to work on it.  Some Apache TLPs are
>> effectively in maintenance mode and have very low activity, but still
>> have PMC
>> members willing to answer user questions, make security releases and file
>> "still here" quarterly reports.  That seems like a legitimate
>> aspiration for
>> this project.
>> A potential Jena destination also seems as though it would have certain
>> advantages, though my naive speculation is that it might be
>> sub-optimal in
>> terms of providing neutral territory for negotiating a common API for
>> Jena and
>> Sesame.
>> In any case it seems likely that if the project achieves its design goal,
>> there will be people willing to work on it as long as both Jena and
>> Sesame
>> remain viable.  That makes it different from other potential "maintenance
>> mode" TLPs which are in danger of stagnation because they cannot renew
>> their
>> communities.
>> Is that take roughly accurate, Sergio et al?
> Completely :-)


Personally, I'd keep the destination open for both TLP and Apache 
Commons, then see where we are at graduation time. A lot of (good) 
things can happen during incubation.



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