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From Jochen Wiedmann <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Groovy Incubation proposal
Date Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:04:06 GMT
Hello, Jochen,

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 11:14 AM, Jochen Theodorou

> community equals committers?

No. The community is more than the team of committers. I'm sure you
understand. OTOH, the set of committers can be considered a
representation of the community.

I am quite certain, most Incubator members would accept a project to
have a "vibrant community", if the project could show, for example,

  * several writers of documentation (without committer privileges)
  * one or two creators of graphics (icons, or whatever, without
committer privileges)
  * one or more organizations providing hosting services, and the like

assuming them to be independent of each other. However, that would be
most unusual for an Apache project: In most cases, the committers are
the active project contributors.

Groovy might very well be a case to set a precedent here, as it
already has an impressive community. Don't bother thinking too much
about that point.

> Anyway... how many committers would you guys find appropriate to exit
> incubation - whenever that will be? 5 seems not to be enough. Not asking for
> an exact number here of course.

I'd bet that there are projects who left the Incubator without more
than 5 committers, or at least, without 5 really active committers.

Again, don't waste your time thinking about that. The Groovy community
is already quite impressive - and very unusually so for an Incubator


Any world that can produce the Taj Mahal, William Shakespeare,
and Stripe toothpaste can't be all bad. (C.R. MacNamara, One Two Three)

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