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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] CeltiXfire Project
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2006 17:24:36 GMT
Hi Jim,

On Jul 5, 2006, at 5:42 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> On Jul 3, 2006, at 6:45 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:
>> Hi Dan,
>> I have to agree that if an existing code base is migrated to  
>> Apache, it should not mean that all maintenance ceases on the  
>> existing code. There are good reasons for projects dependent on  
>> the existing code base to be able to stay on it and not move to  
>> the Apache line just because that's where the new feature  
>> development is being done.
>> I'd expect that new feature development is done only on the Apache  
>> line, though I don't know how Apache can require that...
> The Incubator needs to know what the future intent of the external
> projects will be as part of its consideration on whether or
> not to accept the project. If the intent of both XFire or Celtix
> (or either one) is to create this merged project, yet at the
> same time NOT to discontinue the external projects, then
> this should be openly stated, since it will have a bearing
> on the Incubator vote. Otherwise we run into a situation where
> an "ASF Project" is actually being developed external to
> the ASF (by the parallel projects) and we get a very large
> divergent fork. It's a matter of *committment* to the actual
> ASF project.

I am in complete agreement.


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Craig Russell
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