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From "Kevin A. McGrail" <kmcgr...@apache.org>
Subject Re: graphviz as a potential apache project
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2018 19:21:42 GMT
License is an issue with GraphViz but I'm +1 to help them come under the
ASF umbrella!

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Kevin A. McGrail
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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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