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From Byung-Gon Chun <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Graduate Apache TVM as a TLP
Date Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:27:32 GMT

Thank you for initiating this discussion.
The TVM community reflected the feedback received from the previous
discussion, and did another release.
The project's in great shape.


On Sat, Oct 10, 2020 at 11:16 AM Tianqi Chen <> wrote:

> Dear Incubator:
> A month ago we brought up the discussion about graduating TVM as TLP.
> After great discussions in the apache way [1], we get good support from the
> incubator and also get helpful feedback about producing another release.
> The TVM PPMC always focused on getting consensus, and is fully committed to
> building a better community, as a result, we decided to withdraw
> the graduation until there has been another release.
> Now that the community has produced another release by two new release
> managers from different organizations.
> We feel it is the right time to bring up this topic.
> Here is the summary of the state:
> Compliance
> Compliance is what every project is required to do. These policies are set
> to protect Apache’s brand,
> encourage community over code and set a common foundation for the projects.
> Usually compliance is well documented (as per-apache way, what is not
> documented did not happen).
> The TVM PPMC has been diligently upholding compliances, including, but not
> limited to
> - T0 Project website hosted at ASF
> - T1 Produce apache release, no cat-X code.
> - T2 No advertising non-release items as Apache release.
> - T3 Protect Apache brand, working with trademark to resolve branding
> concerns.
> - T4 Clearly marks third party artifacts and makes sure they comply with
> trademark policies.
> - T5 Open development: everyone happens (also) happens on dev@
> - T6 Consider all forms of contributions for committer nomination.
> - T7 Make sure release processes are clearly documented, reproducible by
> any committers.
> Community
> The “community over code” is one of the most important factors of
> the Apache way.
> The TVM PPMC has been working very hard to foster a healthy, diverse and
> independent community,
> and will continue to do so.
> - C0: Consider all forms of contributions as merit.
> - C1: Encourage community diversity by only nominating people from
> different organizations.
> - C2: Actively discusses, and brings in new committers from diverse
> backgrounds.
>     The community grows healthily and is quite vibrant.
> Thank you!
> - [1]
> - [2] Maturity

Byung-Gon Chun

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