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From Nick Burch <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Slider into the incubator
Date Sun, 27 Apr 2014 20:02:31 GMT
On Sun, 27 Apr 2014, Roman Shaposhnik wrote:
> That's actually a great point. The way I look at it is this: there's 
> nothing wrong with an alternative healthy community, but it has to be 
> healthy. So I guess what I'm really saying is this: it may behove us to 
> double click into the health of community for these types of overlapping 
> projects when it is time for them to graduate.

One thing I'd also say - for new potential community members, there ought 
not to be confusion. I don't personally see a problem with us having 
multiple projects in one space, as long as we can explain to new community 
members which one they should pick for their needs. "We have two Java 
libraries for Fooing a Bar" isn't great. "If you need to Foo a Bar, we've 
Apache CoffeeBar in Java, or Apache SnakeBar in Python" does help people 
pick. "If you need to Foo your Bar, we've Apache SnapBar for low latency 
Fooing, or Apache BigSuperBar for highly scalable and fault tolerant 
batching Fooing" is good too. In both cases, there's a clear distinction 
for new people to work out which is right for them, so they can join the 
right community, or even go elsewhere if they need to.

However, I worry if there are two related projects who disagree on 
personality rather than technology or architecture...


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