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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: A question: Is it alright to say no to potential podlings?
Date Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:59:21 GMT

On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 9:46 AM, Andrew Bayer <> wrote:
> ...Can we think of some examples in recent years of potential podlings getting
> to the point of a serious DISCUSS thread but not making it to a vote?..

I don't have such an example, but it might also just be because we say
no earlier.

> ...Is it culturally acceptable for IPMC members to vote no?...


> ...and what criteria would make it acceptable to vote no?...

Off the top of my head I'd say:
1) Not enough experienced mentors
2) Projected Infrastructure costs too high
3) Project needs more time outside of the ASF to start building a community
4) Project doesn't have a concrete enough codebase to get started
5) Incomplete proposal, or something in it that makes us think the
project will never graduate

We usually detect 3) and 4) in the discussion stages, and 4) is not
absolute, there can be interesting exceptions.


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