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From Henry Saputra <>
Subject Re: Apache Marmotta - the podling has left the nest
Date Sun, 01 Dec 2013 02:10:06 GMT
Good luck guys :)

On Friday, November 29, 2013, Jakob Frank wrote:

> Dear Incubator, dear Marmotta community,
> about one week ago, the Board has decided to establish Marmotta as a new
> TLP. An interesting and challenging journey has come to its end.
> When we started out from the Linked Media Framework towards Apache in
> December 2012 we already had invested several years of development into
> the project, but we were a rather small and focused group of developers.
> During incubation, this situation changed dramatically: The community
> opened up, grew and broadened in skills, ideas but also geographically.
> New users, contributors and committers joined and are helping out with
> pointers to documentation deficits, bug reports, and of course with
> documentation and code.
> After the code was transferred to the Apache infrastructure, we cleaned
> and improved the source code under the sharp eyes of the Apache
> community. During the last year, the addition of new features has slowed
> down but on the other side the codebase has stabilized and the system is
> working more stable than ever before. Now, with the growing community
> and hopefully soon more committers, I'm sure we will soon start adding
> further improvements and new features.
> One of more challenging tasks was the thorough analysis and cleanup of
> licenses and dependencies. Getting LICENSE & NOTICE correct - well,
> rather "acceptable" - for the first release was long and tiresome work.
> But not for void, in return you, and all downstream projects and users,
> get the legal protection and warrant of the Apache Software Foundation.
> At this point, I'd like to thank all who contributed to the N&L by
> picking the pieces together, nagging here and there and pointing to the
> bits that are missing.
> This is the place to express our thanks and gratitude to our mentors
> during incubation:
> Andy Seaborne, Fabian Christ, Nandana Mihindukulasooriya, thank you so
> much for your help and guidance during the last year! We are glad you
> stay with us after graduation, be it in the PMC or on the mailing lists!
> Our thanks also go the incubator community for all the advices we got,
> often indirect via the general discussion on the list. Marmotta might
> leave the incubator, but I'm sure most of us will stick around.
> A journey has come to its end? Well, not an end at all, we rather passed
> an important milestone and the journey already goes on: We are currently
> working on our first release as a Top-Level Project and hope to finally
> have it ready before Christmas. What a nice present ;-)
> Best,
> Jakob Frank (Marmotta PMC Chair)
> on behalf of the Marmotta PMC
> TL;DR: A big THANK YOU to our mentors Andy Seaborne, Fabian Christ and
> Nandana Mihindukulasooriya, and to the general Incubator for seeing us
> through the incubation process.

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