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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] 3 month deadline on CLA item
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2011 10:33:09 GMT
The real point is to find the most efficient and effective way for a 
small set of (often) Apache newbies to build a healthy community that 
has clean code.

 From that perspective, is there some way to break up this action item 
into smaller steps for the benefit of that *community*?  I.e. a way to 
show with some concrete step that they are making progress, even if the 
final review is not yet complete?

- List the code submitted or added to the podling that must have a grant.

- All original code authors have been contacted to submit a grant or iCLA.

- All original committers have been contacted to submit an iCLA.

- All code remaining in repository is covered by grant/iCLA/etc.

I think 3 months is often too short, but I agree that we need to see 
better progress towards the final goal by podlings.

- Shane

On 8/2/2011 12:48 AM, Henri Yandell wrote:
> As can be seen elsewhere, I'm on a self-given mission to clean up the
> history of podlings by getting them to sign off on the following
> checklist item:
> "Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF
> been received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the
> package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project. "
> I view this as the first item that a podling should be dealing with,
> along with setting up the committers and getting that first codebase
> in. By comparison, a website is a nice to have and community is just
> icing.
> Proposal time.
> In parallel to cleaning up history, I'd like to stop the rot going
> forward. I'd like to propose that each new podling has 3 months (or
> another calendar length if that feels too short/too long) to get the
> checklist item signed off. I'm partial to 3 months as we would make
> them report monthly until they have the item signed off, perhaps with
> 6 months as a 'do we retire the podling?' checkpoint.
> Thoughts?
> Hen
> - Incubator Bad Cop -
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