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From Thilo Goetz <>
Subject Re: Suspending Projects
Date Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:00:20 GMT
Jukka Zitting wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 7:56 PM, Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
>> I have put XAP's status to a vote.  What others do people feel should be
>> considered?  I have several in mind, but want to hear from the Mentors and
>> the Community as a whole.
> I'm not a mentor of Lokahi, but I hang around there. The project
> started incubation almost three years ago and has been idle for about
> a year now. I recently pinged them about status (see the thread at
> [1]). There's an idea (I'm not sure how substantial) of Tomcat
> adopting at least parts of the codebase, but apart from that it looks
> like the project would be ready for retirement.
> River is another long-term incubating project that seems to have lost
> its energy. However, there's still some remaining activity and as a
> mentor I'm putting some effort there, hoping to achieve a similar
> revival as we've seen in PDFBox. Niclas is another active mentor. So
> for now we'll keep trying.
> The UIMA project on the other hand seems to have been ripe for
> graduation for a long while already. They seem to be (unnecessarily?)
> stuck on the diversity issue. I believe they're too comfortable in the
> incubator, but perhaps the mentors have a better picture.

I'm not sure "comfortable" really fits the picture.  We would love
to get out of the incubator.  The effort to get 3 Incubator PMC
folks to review our releases every time is big enough to make it
desirable on that account alone.  I also think that the fact that
we're still stuck in the incubator is putting a bit of a damper on
our enthusiasm for the project.

As Jukka says, our main (or maybe only) challenge is diversity.  We
currently have 8 committers, only one of who is not from IBM.  From
the discussions on this list, that's hardly diverse enough.  However,
we'll keep trying.  And if anybody feels like helping out, you're
always welcome.


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