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From Jacques Le Roux <>
Subject Re: Fwd: graphviz as a potential apache project
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:31:38 GMT
Thanks Sharan,

I don't know much about Graphviz but I remember we spoke about using Graphviz with Ron in
the OFBiz project.

He mentioned: "If we go with AsciiDoc, *GraphViz* is built-in and will become more familiar
to everyone."[1]

Since we use AsciiDoc for our documentation now having **Graphviz in Apache will certainly
be helpful, and not only for OFBiz.

Anyway a big +1 to invite Graphviz in the incubator. I may even help if necessary.



Le 03/06/2018 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
> 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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