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From Peter Ansell <>
Subject Re: podlings and github
Date Mon, 02 Nov 2015 22:08:49 GMT
Hi Joe,

The Commons RDF incubator project has not removed their previous
Github presence yet [1], as it gained a following before the move into
the incubator and we didn't want to break those links prematurely
before people recognised the new location. What we did do when
accepted to the incubator was to update the file to include
a notice redirecting users to the Apache Incubator site, but otherwise
it has left the git history before that point intact.

The Apache incubator repository [2] still has significantly less
watchers/stars/forks than the original repo, but the numbers on the
original repo have not changed significantly since moving to the

Does Apache use GitHub's "move" repository functionality that adds a
redirect if the name changes once? If not, is it viable for the
Commons RDF group to keep their original project (which contains
directions on how to get to the current repository) until they
graduate get a permanent location in the /apache/ namespace to
minimise the number of broken links around the internet to this

This project, and others, may be concerned about both their likelihood
of graduating from the incubator (requiring them to go back to their
previous Github organisation), and the Apache policy on having two
renames for their project, which damages their brand if people find
broken links on the internet.




On 3 November 2015 at 02:01, Joe Schaefer <> wrote:
> One of the concerns members are talking about with podlings on github
> concerns their overall presence there.  To be brief, we need to take a
> closer look at any podlings that are using their own project on github
> versus using their clone on the apache github project.
> So that opens the question I now put to the mentors: do we have any
> podlings that are hosting on github using anything other than their
> presence?

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