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From Niall Pemberton <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Commons Incubator
Date Sun, 12 Apr 2009 13:07:04 GMT
On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 5:35 AM, Niclas Hedhman <> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 5:55 AM, Niall Pemberton
> <> wrote:
>> You're insinuating too much here. Simply put the commons PMC would
>> want to see committers in action before making them full blown Commons
>> committers. This is no different from any of the other incubations
>> that then graduate into an existing TLP. There are no boundaries
>> between components in Commons - all committers have svn access to all
>> components.
> Ok, I just deleted a long elaboration over the Open Participation
> Software for Java ( community experiment, but I don't
> think it would be appreciated. Instead, I say this;
> Letting everyone have write access to all Commons sub-projects, is not
> an ASF requirement. You may distinguish between the sandbox and the
> rest. And you may give people coming in with the code, commit rights
> to sandbox while observing and teaching them what Apache is all about.
> And you may have a unspoken rule of no releases from sandbox, as an
> incentive of people to sharpen up.

True. The same logic could also apply to any proposal that wants to
join an existing project rather than become a TLP though.


> Although I generally agree with Robert's sentiment, I don't think the
> Comcubator will lessen the burden on the Incubator PMC. Not
> necessarily by intent, but that there will be individuals who will
> want to help out, that are currently helping out on Incubator, thus
> thinning time for everything else.
> Cheers
> --
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
> - New Energy for Java
> I  live here;
> I  work here;
> I relax here;
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