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From Jukka Zitting <>
Subject Re: Etch status (Was: [Incubator Wiki] Update of "March2012" by michaelfitzner)
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:29:52 GMT

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM, Martijn Dashorst
<> wrote:
> Etch is a slow moving community. AFAICT the code is mostly done, but
> actively maintained. The space Etch operates in is quite crowded, so
> community raising efforts are difficult.

Thanks for the extra background!

Given the situation, I wonder how much more value the Incubator can
give to Etch. It sounds like all the currently active people already
understand the Apache Way and our policies, and that the only problem
is that there aren't enough of those people to guarantee that the
potential Etch PMC will be able to pass release votes or avoid being
overly dependent on any single committer or company behind them.

There was some related discussion last year about small but stable
podlings [1]. One of the discussed ideas was that as long as the
community is otherwise healthy and some of the mentors are willing to
stick around to ensure that the project stays on track and remains
able to make releases, there's no compelling reason why the project
should remain indefinitely within the Incubator. Perhaps this is a way
for Etch to graduate unless the community can be expected to grow
within the next quarter or two?



Jukka Zitting

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