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From Anthony Gatlin <anthony.gat...@happycatfish.com>
Subject Re: State / Future of the Lucene.Net Project
Date Mon, 28 May 2018 19:35:22 GMT
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On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 10:48 AM, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi all
>
> it is pretty difficult to write a message like this. I've been one of
> Lucene.Net's mentors during Apache incubation and even though I never
> contributed anything significant (at least code-wise) I really care for
> the project and its community.
>
> For more than a year Shad has been the only committer who actually
> committed to the code base but despite his herculean effort we haven't
> been able to attract new contributors.
>
> Of the project management committee most people seem to be absent by now
> and the project has rightfully raised concerns by the board [1][2]
>
> There really are only two options.
>
> * we create a credible plan how to get Lucene.Net back into a healthy
>   state with multiple contributors and a more active PMC and execute on
>   it
>
> * we start the process of sending the project to the Apache Attic
>   http://attic.apache.org/ (which is not a one-way road, projects ca be
>   re-surrected if a new community emerges).
>
> We probably should start with trying the first option. We have tried to
> find new contributors in the past but haven't been succeful, let's give
> it one more try.
>
> What we need are people who are willing to contribute for more than a
> single pull request or two and who are willing to become members of the
> developer community here at Apache. If you think this description fits
> you, please raise your hand :-)
>
> Stefan
>
> [1] https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/c44ef94020271b3823fe356a255d69
> 3a76287c1214743dfc074621de@%3Cdev.lucenenet.apache.org%3E
> [2] https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/70a34c2cd3298afe02827c219e2dc2
> b66ae594aabcbaa33265301a44@%3Cdev.lucenenet.apache.org%3E
>

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