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From Nicolas Lalevée <>
Subject Re: An idea you might call pre-incubation
Date Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:20:30 GMT

Le 11 févr. 2011 à 17:13, Benson Margulies a écrit :

> Let's say that I have an idea for some new open source initiative. How
> would I proceed?
> Well, I *won't* proceed by asking for an ASF lab. Why? Because an ASF
> lab precludes me from collaboration with anyone except ASF committers,
> and that's a completely arbitrary distinction.
> So, these days, my likely trajectory would be to go create a repo on
> github. If, over time, the thing grows some legs, I might then bring
> it to the incubator.
> In the mean time, I have to come up with Java package IDs and maven
> group IDs, and I have to assert the copyright myself, yada yada, and
> if it makes it into the incubator all that gets changed around.
> Seems pretty wasteful. Leaving aside the git versus svn issue, where I
> have bright hopes that something good is coming, why can't we have a
> sort of light-duty incubation that would cover this case? I'm
> imagining a procedure roughly as follows:
> There has to be an iPMC member as part of the starting team. Thus,
> this is open to any member, or any committer who can persuade the iPMC
> that they have enough experience on other Apache projects to be
> trustworthy.
> The seed person would have to talk two other iPMC members into serving
> as supervisors.

What would be the difference of theses persons with one champion and two mentors in the current
incubator sense ?


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