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From Christian Grobmeier <>
Subject Fwd: log4cxx - reaching out for interested developers
Date Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:37:13 GMT
Hello folks,

just a small heads up, I sent this to log4cxx.

Not sure if we can move the project back to the incubator if a couple
of people are interested, but I am willing to find that out in case we
manage to attract a few guys. Otherwise we should vote on the attic

Of course, comments are welcome.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Christian Grobmeier <>
Date: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Subject: log4cxx - reaching out for interested developers
To: Log4CXX Dev <>, Log4J Users List

Hello log4cxx users/devs,

I wrote an E-Mail in february to consider log4cxx for the attic.

The attic means the code is accessible, but no Apache committer is
actively maintaining it or releasing code.

In february a couple of people shown their interest in the project. I
thought a while about it, considering to apply patches myself. But as
I have not much knowledge/interest in c++ it is really not the best

Another option came to my mind. I have not clarified it with others so
far, so i am not sure if this would work out.

Anyway, at Apache we have the so-called Incubator. It is a place where
we build up communities, clarify legal things and so on. It is not so
easy to get new committers in an existing tlp, but it is more easy to
allow direct commit access to interested parties in the incubator.

The log4cxx project would not be an "official" apache project, until
it is coming out of the incubator. This will be the case if the
community around log4cxx has proven a level of interest and long-term
commitment, if the community has learned what is "around Apache" and
how to create proper releases.

If there are 3 people with an interest, I am willing to help with
incubation as mentor.

But please, if you are considering to help and step up: do it only if
you *really* have an interest and a *really* willing to donate some of
your time. If you are in doubt if OS work at Apache is for you,
consider to clone log4cxx at github and work there for a while.

I will give this e-mail a couple of days to develop; after this I will
either open a vote for the Attic or discuss the option of a new
incubation with a new development team.




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