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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré ...@nanthrax.net>
Subject Re: graphviz as a potential apache project
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2018 16:45:47 GMT
Agree to go through the incubator as a first step and move to TLP pretty
fast (if all ok).

Regards
JB

On 03/06/2018 17:33, Romain Manni-Bucau wrote:
> Wow, sounds very exciting to have graphviz here.
> 
> Incubator being mainly about validating there is a community@asf I think it
> makes sense to go through incubator first. Also it will let Graphviz time
> to handle the license switch. That said the promotion to a TLP can be quite
> fast since most of the community is already here and I don't see it being
> that far from ASF requirements so I think going through incubator is a good
> path.
> 
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> 
> Le dim. 3 juin 2018 à 17:29, <sharan@apache.org> a écrit :
> 
>> Hi All
>>
>> I received this request from Stephen so am forwarding to the general
>> incubator mailing list for discussion and any suggestions for options.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Sharan
>>
>>
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject:        graphviz as a potential apache project
>> Date:   Thu, 31 May 2018 17:51:04 -0400
>> From:   Stephen North <scnorth@gmail.com>
>> Reply-To:       Stephen North <scnorth@gmail.com>
>> To:     sharan@apache.org
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi, Sharan.   I hope you’re the right person for this.  (Your org. just
>> sent an invitation
>> to an Apache roadshow event under your name.)
>>
>> I’m one of the founders of Graphviz, 20+ years ago, and it’s useful
>> infrastructure
>> software with new and old applications in bioinformatics, machine
>> learning, software
>> engineering and other fields, including plugins for R, python, Haskell,
>> transpiled
>> into javascript, who knows what else.  I think for example clang, llvm,
>> maybe Go
>> use it for debug output.  See www.graphviz.org
>>
>> We started this in AT&T Labs but AT&T discontinued all support for the
>> work,
>> eliminated some of our jobs or encouraged us to leave, has disclaimed the
>> project,
>> so we’re on our own.  We maintain the software and the website, that we
>> moved to gitlab.
>>
>> 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?
>>
>> Sorry if this has gone long (I could say a lot more, too, for example how
>> we could put
>> focus effort on new features, or providing better resources to people that
>> need
>> network visualization as a service). I’m hoping you’re the right person to
>> start the conversation.
>>
>> Thank you for your time, and for your consideration.
>>
>> Stephen North
>>
>>
>>
> 

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