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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: graphviz as a potential apache project
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2018 20:44:42 GMT
It is certainly intriguing. I’ve done work in the past on PICT, PS, and PDF generation.

I can see great utility here with all of the DAG based workflows that are all the rage right
now.

Sign me up to Mentor if the project comes to the Incubator.

Regards,
Dave

> On Jun 3, 2018, at 12:28 PM, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Agreed. I've used graphviz many times over the years, and would love to
> call it Apache Graphviz :-)
> 
> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 2:21 PM Kevin A. McGrail <kmcgrail@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> License is an issue with GraphViz but I'm +1 to help them come under the
>> ASF umbrella!
>> 
>> --
>> Kevin A. McGrail
>> VP Fundraising, Apache Software Foundation
>> Chair Emeritus Apache SpamAssassin Project
>> https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmcgrail - 703.798.0171
>> 
>> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 3:01 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>>> On Jun 3, 2018, at 9:03 AM, Nick Kew <niq@apache.org> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On 3 Jun 2018, at 16:29, sharan@apache.org wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi All
>>>>> 
>>>>> I received this request from Stephen so am forwarding to the general
>>> incubator mailing list for discussion and any suggestions for options.
>>>> 
>>>> I don't know enough about the project to comment on that.
>>>> 
>>>> Just to say, if it's to become an Apache project, I'd expect to see its
>>> community
>>>> approach our community.  One project individual approaching one ASF
>>> individual
>>>> is hopefully a one-off, 'cos it's not how projects work at Apache.
>>> Though I expect
>>>> Stephen is evaluating an option, which is just fine.
>>>> 
>>>>> We are looking for a more stable institutional home for Graphviz.
>>> Apache seems like
>>>>> a great match. Is this possible?  How is a decision like that made?
>>> I’m not sure a mature
>>>>> project like this fits the incubator model. Are there other ways?
>>>> 
>>>> Many mature projects go through the Incubator.
>>>> 
>>>> What discussions have you had within your project community?  Probably
>>> the
>>>> single most important criterion for you is to have your own community
>>> firmly
>>>> on board, and not dragging anyone reluctantly along.  Once you have
>>> that, you
>>>> find someone to champion your project within Apache, and submit a
>>> proposal.
>>>> 
>>>> Romain wrote:
>>>>> Also it will let Graphviz time to handle the license switch.
>>>> 
>>>> That's the kind of issue that could be quite big.  If it has a long
>>> history under another
>>>> license, you may have lots of contributors with a stake in it who would
>>> have to agree
>>>> to the re-licensing.
>>> 
>>> The project is licensed as Common Public License  [1] which is Class B.
>>> [2] It will take some work to relicense.
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> Dave
>>> 
>>> [1] http://www.graphviz.org/license/
>>> [2] https://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> Nick Kew
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