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From Jukka Zitting <>
Subject Re: Shepherd for Any23 and EasyAnt
Date Tue, 03 Jul 2012 09:49:26 GMT

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 3:00 AM, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
> Any23 -
> This is very cool. I want to try it out. It is already an active community and looks
> it is growing. It is making progress to being an important part of the Semantic Web.
> As I write this there is a Release VOTE starting on the any23-dev ML.

Sounds great! Assuming they get the release out, what's the feeling on
their status in terms of other graduation criteria? Are they ready to
start preparing for graduation, or is more community building still

> EasyAnt -
> There has been very little activity all this year. Only one committer active. This
> email[1] points out the community's difficulty with the loss of a key part of the
> codebase requiring a refactoring that no one has quite found the time to finish.
> Hope has been expressed that recent commit activity might be showing a
> startup in activity. A look at the archive shows very early promise but only
> sporadic activity after the first few months.
> Retirement to Attic, to Ant, to Ivy? Another month? What more activity
> would the IPMC ask for?

I'd like to see the community come up with a concrete graduation plan,
one that either targets becoming a subproject of Ant or Ivy, or
outlines how the community expects to grow to a more sustainable level
of activity and diversity. If such a plan or other increase in
activity is not forthcoming, we'll need to consider retiring the


Jukka Zitting

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