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From Mike Jumper <>
Subject Re: Notes on branding
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:31:34 GMT
On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 12:05 PM, Marvin Humphrey <>

> On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 9:35 AM, Greg Chase <> wrote:
> > The branding guidelines do not address feedback such as "logo in footer"
> or
> > "disclaimer is buried deep or below the fold".
> Incubation disclaimers are intended to be substantive.  They are not CYA
> legal
> boilerplate that can be are buried in fine print. The intent is to
> communicate
> (effectively!) to consumers that a project is incubating. That way, people
> will know that certain caveats apply:
>     Apache Foo is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software
>     Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Apache Incubator.  Incubation is
>     required of all newly accepted projects until a further review
> indicates
>     that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process
> have
>     stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects.
>     While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the
>     completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the
> project
>     has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.
> What would be best is if podlings just understood that intent, and as and
> took
> it upon themselves to ensure that their incubating status was communicated
> effectively -- in websites, in release announcements, etc.
Can you cite, as an example, an incubating project's website where you
would consider the incubating status effectively communicated, and the
disclaimer not buried?

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