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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Practical next steps for pTLP experiment
Date Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:41:26 GMT
On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 5:38 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I missed a few important points in this thread last week, with which I disagree:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 7:28 PM, Greg Stein <> wrote:
>> ...1) Draft a template resolution. Starting in the wiki is fine, but you'll
>> want to involve board@ when you have your first draft done....
> IMO board members have more important things to do than work on draft
> resolutions for new projects, and it's also important for drafts of
> new projects to be discussed in public. If only to allow new people
> and mentors to jump in.
> I strongly suggest discussing such draft resolutions on this list.
> Even if the Incubator PMC is not formally involved in managing those
> pTLPs, this list is where the know-how about creating new projects
> resides, I see no reason to move that work elsewhere.
>> ...2) Create a ComDev page discussing what it means to be a "provisional TLP"....
> I don't understand why people want these things to move to comdev -
> did you even ask the comdev PMC about this? It sounds like people want
> to send a bunch of tasks their way, without even asking.

Three possible models:

1: 'comdev will do it'. I agree with you that this is wrong.

2: 'let's go over to comdev and volunteer to build some documentation
for an alternative launch mechanism'. This experiments with expanding
comdev in the direction.

3: 'build the doc at the existing incubator.'

The momentary impulse is (2). You might find it tolerable.

> I see no reason for the pTLP process definition to happen outside of
> the Incubator, which is the PMC tasked with bringing new projects to
> the ASF.
> -Bertrand
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