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From Paul King <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL]About creating open collective for Groovy programming language in the name of Groovy Community
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2019 03:50:55 GMT
Some points:

(1) Since we don't use the "groovy/groovy-core" repo any longer, I don't
think that is the correct one to use but rather "apache/groovy". Also,
while the Android Groovy Gradle plugin is no doubt a worthy recipient of
additional funds, I would be inclined to keep it simple and focus on core
Groovy for now. We can create additional collectives for other Gradle/IDE
plugins if this one proves successful.
(2) According to official Apache policy, the ASF doesn't accept "cash for
code", so this would need to be a community-driven effort rather than an
official Apache organised activity. The wording could say "Friends of
Groovy", or "All Things Groovy" (to mimic the facebook group) or "Gr8
Technologies" rather than "Apache Groovy project" or similar. We can ask
for clarification from Apache marketing/legal but probably easiest if we
have something to show them and ask what might need to be changed.
(3) Having stated (2), it is still the project's responsibility to protect
the Groovy trademark and Apache/Groovy "brands". I suspect, we (as the
Apache project) would need to maintain oversight of the collective to make
sure of this. As far as I know this is slightly uncharted territory. I
would propose to include some proposal in the collective wording along the
lines of "there will always be someone from the Apache Groovy Project
actively involved in the collective". We can run this by the Apache board
and adapt if needed.
(4) While sponsorship is below what we'd like and below what it has been at
some previous points in Groovy life, it isn't 0. We have several existing
sponsors, e.g. OCI. The wording about the collective should take that into
consideration. Perhaps some wording along the lines of "this is to augment
any direct sponsorships from individual companies".

Cheers, Paul.

On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 12:56 PM 孙 岚 <> wrote:

> Hi all,
>       As we all know, Groovy is lack of sponsorship and slows down its
> steps since Pivotal stopped sponsoring in 2014. Groovy needs more
> resources to complete big features and fix hard issues, e.g. MOP2,
> async/await, Refining generics of STC, Supporting Java11+ fully without
> warnings, etc.
>       I propose to create open collective for Groovy programming language,
> which can help Groovy Community to collect money to sponsor developing
> Groovy. Even if the collected money is very few every year, something is
> better than nothing!
>       Here are 2 steps to create open collective for Groovy(as the
> following snapshots show).  "*OSC will assist in managing the funds of
> the Fund*; it will collect the income and will pay and disburse the net
> income and principal for purposes of the Project as specifically set forth
> in the Protocols."(SEE the details in attachment 1)
>       As *groovy/groovy-core* is not my personal project, so I am
> requesting permission from you before I create open collective. To be
> frank, I am not sure whether it conforms to the Apache policy, so I send
> the email as a *Groovy enthusiast*(not a Apache committer) via my own
> hotmail(not the apache mail). I wish we could create open collective for *Groovy
> programming language* in the name of *Groovy Community*.
>       FYI, many open source projects have created open collective, e.g.
> 1,  babel:
> 2,  asciidoctor:
> 3,  jhipster:
> 4,  vuejs:
> 5,  mochajs:
>       Any thoughts?
> Cheers,
> Daniel.Sun
> *Steps to create open collective for Groovy*
> (*Terms & Conditions* details can be found in the attachments of this
> email)

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