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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: graphviz as a potential apache project
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2018 19:28:38 GMT
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
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>
> 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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