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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: Podling Report Reminder - July 2018
Date Thu, 28 Jun 2018 17:22:30 GMT
Ah, maybe "moving to the Attic" is the phrase I was trying to avoid then 
:). Thanks, John.

Agreed on the software still being great and going to receive love.

On 6/28/18 1:10 PM, John D. Ament wrote:
> That sounds like retirement to me.  The way I've always seen it is that
> podlings don't fail, the people behind them simply had a change in
> priorities.
> Gossip is a great toolkit that I believe people will continue to use.
> John
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2018, 12:44 PM Josh Elser <> wrote:
>> I've been trying to be patient around this, but I think this month's
>> incubator report must be "Gossip is going to exit incubation" (I'm not
>> sure what the proper verb is here; I only know that "retire" is wrong)
>> We've gone through many months where the only traffic I've seen on the
>> mailing list are the report reminders.
>> This doesn't need to be interpreted as "Gossip is a failure at the ASF"
>> or anything of the such. It just means "It's not the right time for
>> Gossip at the ASF incubator". By all means, we can bring it back into
>> incubation if we get some more community traction behind the project.
>> On 6/27/18 5:41 PM, wrote:
>>> Dear podling,
>>> This email was sent by an automated system on behalf of the Apache
>>> Incubator PMC. It is an initial reminder to give you plenty of time to
>>> prepare your quarterly board report.
>>> The board meeting is scheduled for Wed, 18 July 2018, 10:30 am PDT.
>>> The report for your podling will form a part of the Incubator PMC
>>> report. The Incubator PMC requires your report to be submitted 2 weeks
>>> before the board meeting, to allow sufficient time for review and
>>> submission (Wed, July 04).
>>> Please submit your report with sufficient time to allow the Incubator
>>> PMC, and subsequently board members to review and digest. Again, the
>>> very latest you should submit your report is 2 weeks prior to the board
>>> meeting.
>>> Candidate names should not be made public before people are actually
>>> elected, so please do not include the names of potential committers or
>>> PPMC members in your report.
>>> Thanks,
>>> The Apache Incubator PMC
>>> Submitting your Report
>>> ----------------------
>>> Your report should contain the following:
>>> *   Your project name
>>> *   A brief description of your project, which assumes no knowledge of
>>>       the project or necessarily of its field
>>> *   A list of the three most important issues to address in the move
>>>       towards graduation.
>>> *   Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be
>>>       aware of
>>> *   How has the community developed since the last report
>>> *   How has the project developed since the last report.
>>> *   How does the podling rate their own maturity.
>>> This should be appended to the Incubator Wiki page at:
>>> Note: This is manually populated. You may need to wait a little before
>>> this page is created from a template.
>>> Mentors
>>> -------
>>> Mentors should review reports for their project(s) and sign them off on
>>> the Incubator wiki page. Signing off reports shows that you are
>>> following the project - projects that are not signed may raise alarms
>>> for the Incubator PMC.
>>> Incubator PMC
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