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From Tianqi Chen <tqc...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Apache TVM
Date Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:07:57 GMT
Thanks, everyone for helpful feedbacks. I would like to clarify a few
points being raised so far on behalf of the current TVM PMC.

> PMC vs PMC member

Thanks for pointing it out. This is something we overlooked and will update
the proposal to make the change accordingly.

> Champion

Markus has been actively engaging with the TVM community and helped the
community start the incubation process. These efforts include:
- Introduce the Apache way to in the TVM conference last Dec
   -
https://sampl.cs.washington.edu/tvmconf/slides/Markus-Weimer-TVM-Apache.pdf
- Help the community to start the incubation conversation(also Thanks to
Sebastian and Gon)
   - https://github.com/dmlc/tvm/issues/2401
- Watch the pre-incubation private list, and give helpful feedback

While we do not expect our mentor to actively watch the community on the
daily basis(many of our committers only contribute a few days in a week),
he has been very responsive and helped us to shape the incubation proposal
and most importantly be a strong advocate of the Apache way. I personally
think he is more than qualified as our champion:)

> Hardware artifact

INAL, however, given that Apache only releases source code and our source
code is in the form of software source code (HLS C and we are moving to
Chisel-(scala) ). Then anyone can take the software source code and
generate unofficial hardware release.

Tianqi


On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 6:44 AM Bertrand Delacretaz <
bdelacretaz@codeconsult.ch> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 11:44 AM Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>
> wrote:
> > > If the Apache License works for those artifacts I think that's fine...
> >
> > It probably doesn’t, but it's complex and INAL, but I have touched on
> this about this in IoT talks at previous ApacheCons...
>
> FWIW the prior discussions that I mentioned are linked below - from
> board@ so accessible for ASF Members of Officers only, but we can
> distill them as needed if a concrete need appears with TVM.
>
> We didn't go past the discussions stage at that time (2011) but if
> there's another case of hardware at the ASF I'm willing to help
> restart those discussions to move this forward. Either to define which
> additions to the Apache License are required, or to clarify that it's
> ok as is.
>
> So unless there are specific objections about accepting a project
> which includes hardware as a software artifact I'm in favor of
> accepting TVM and sorting out these things during incubation.
>
> -Bertrand
>
> Prior board@ discussions at https://s.apache.org/hw2011_1 and
> https://s.apache.org/hw2011_2
>
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