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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Shepherd for Any23 and EasyAnt
Date Tue, 03 Jul 2012 19:04:30 GMT

On Jul 3, 2012, at 10:18 AM, Lewis John Mcgibbney wrote:

> Hi,
> Firstly I would like to say hello to Dave and a thank you for stepping
> up/being elected/whatever the process was to get involved with Any23
> as the much appreciated Shepherd. It would be really great if you
> could get in list and introduce yourself to the community, as you
> mention the project is picking up pace and this would only help imho.
> Please see my personal comments below. Thank you

Being an Incubator Shepherd is a new and rotating position that supplements a podling's Mentors.
Jukka assigns shepherd volunteers to 1 to 3 projects to look at each month. What I like about
this is the variety that Jukka chooses. So, if Any23 is still in the Incubator in 3 months
you will have a different Shepherd.

I may take you up on the offer to join the community and if I do it will be as someone who
is interested in the project and how it fits in a Java stack around SOLR, Tika, POI, PDFBox,
ODFToolkit(incubating). I guess I'm going to need to look into Apache Jackrabbit Oak as well.

Best Regards,

> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Jukka Zitting <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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
>>> it is growing. It is making progress to being an important part of the Semantic
>>> As I write this there is a Release VOTE starting on the any23-dev ML.
> +1
>> 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
>> needed?
> Although Any23 presence within the ASF is sponsored via Tika PMC I am
> not sure what our aspirations are regarding the future... Integration
> into Tikaland either as a subproject or full on integration is however
> a conversation which began and fizzled out sometime ago [0]. Regarding
> additional graduation criteria
> 1) Get 0.7.0-incubating release, and more importantly the release
> porocess absolutely nailed. Simone Tripodi has lead this one from the
> outset and he quoted the other day that his intention was that Any23
> PPMC member should now be able to act as release manager.
> 2) We recently welcomed Peter Ansell PPMC and Committership. Peter had
> some nice ideas w.r.t refactoring of codebase to simplify
> modularity... this DOES NOT block graduation
> 3) Michele Mostarda has viewed his opinions in improving parsers as
> per W3C spec... this DOES NOT block graduation
> I would be really keen to find out from a mentor/shepherd POV what
> does block graduations... I would however like to hear this post
> 0.7.0-incubating (1st since entering incubator) release.
> I hope I've contributed to this conversation somewhat.
> Thank you
> lewis
> [0]
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