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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: Soliciting feedback for a detailed pTLP policy document
Date Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:12:20 GMT
On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 5:31 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <> wrote:
> At this point, I would like to open this document for soliciting as
> wide a feedback as possible. I would like to especially request
> attention of the ASF board members who asked for this type of
> a document to be available.

As a director, I still don't think the board needs to be involved in a
pTLP's "graduation".  As far as I'm concerned, any "provisional"
status is self-imposed by the PMC and can be removed at its pleasure.
>From the board's perspective it's either an ASF project or it's not,
there's not a useful middle ground.  As a project it needs to provide
reports, release according to accepted standards, operate openly, etc.
It may be a young project, with a PMC dominated by old-timers who
aren't responsible for much of the contribution, but I don't see why
that requires a new formal status any more than we need a formal
status for old, slow-moving projects that rarely release.

Put directly, what does a pTLP's "graduation" change from the board's
perspective?  How should it change the way we review the project's
reports, etc.?  In short, why should we care about this label?  If a
PMC wishes to call itself "blue" that's fine too, but we don't need a
resolution when it decides to call itself "purple".


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