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From Emmanuel Lécharny <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Groovy Incubation proposal
Date Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:19:40 GMT
Le 12/03/15 10:57, Bertrand Delacretaz a écrit :
> Hi,
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 8:08 PM, jan i <> wrote:
>> ...The proposal talks several places about a vibrant community and the initial
>> commiters are only 5...
> As others have said this was discussed while preparing the proposal. I
> also agree that it's fine to include only the "core" Groovy committers
> to enter incubation, as usual it will be their task to grow that
> community before graduating.
> The alternative would be to start with a huge list of initial
> committers ("everybody who contributed more than X to Groovy") and
> before graduating reduce it to the list of people who actually
> contributed during incubation, but that's much more work IMO.

Totally on the same page.

Adding new committers during the incubation period is all about proving
that there is a diverse community that can be built, and that the
project is not dead in the water from the day it get accepted. I don't
think groovy belongs to any of those two kind of projects.

Having a limited set of committers is not necessarily a bad thing. Quite
the opposite : it takes time to get "the Apache way', and it's easier to
start with a small group of fellows, that can aggregate more people
later on, transmitting what they understood about The Apache Way since
the begining of this incubation process.

Dropping 100 committers just because we can would simply make the thing
messier, IMHO.

My 2cts ;-)

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