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From Romain Manni-Bucau <>
Subject Re: graphviz as a potential apache project
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2018 15:33:49 GMT
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

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Le dim. 3 juin 2018 à 17:29, <> 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 <>
> Reply-To:       Stephen North <>
> To:
> 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
> 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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