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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Incubator exit criteria
Date Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:22:03 GMT
Seems like attachments are eaten away by general@
Including the patch bellow

Index: content/guides/retirement.xml
--- content/guides/retirement.xml (revision 1617182)
+++ content/guides/retirement.xml (working copy)
@@ -64,6 +64,7 @@
  <li>If the PPMC unanimously recommends retirement, it gets retired.
No need for a VOTE, just notify the IPMC, leave for 72 hours minimum
and retire it.</li>
  <li>If the mentors say it should be retired but the PPMC does not
unanimously agree then the podling should seek to recruit new mentors.
No need to VOTE, just get on with it.</li>
  <li>If there insufficient mentors willing to continue working with
the project then the IPMC has a problem to address on a case by case
basis. The shepherd role ensures that these cases are spotted during
the reporting process. If necessary a [DISCUSS] thread can be started
and a sensible plan is developed (which may include a VOTE to retire,
at this point there should be no -1's as a -1 needs to be backed by a
willingness to act and thus this should have been surfaced in case 2)
+ <li>If the project has not had a release for more than a year this
fact will get flagged by the Incubator report and the PPMC will be
expected to get notified (either by one of the mentors or an IPMC
member). The initial discussion with the community is expected to
uncover and start addressing the underlying issues preventing the
project from producing releases. At this point the project is expected
to be put on a monthly reporting schedule and the next month's report
is expected to articulate the steps and expected time frame to get to
the release. In case of a clear lack of progress for straight three
months the [VOTE] thread on potential retirement is expected to be
started in IPMC.</li>
  Note, this is exactly what happens with board oversight of TLPs,
Index: content/incubation/Process_Description.xml
--- content/incubation/Process_Description.xml (revision 1617182)
+++ content/incubation/Process_Description.xml (working copy)
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@
                     <li><a href="#Establishment">Establishment</a></li>
                     <li><a href="#Acceptance">Acceptance</a></li>
                     <li><a href="#Review">Review</a></li>
-                    <li><a href="#Termination">Termination</a></li>
+                    <li><a href="#TerminationRetirement">Termination
or Retirement</a></li>
                     <li><a href="#Continuation">Continuation</a></li>
                     <li><a href="#Graduation">Graduation</a></li>
@@ -206,9 +206,12 @@
 their consideration.
-      <section id="Termination">
-        <title>Termination</title>
-        <p>If you receive a recommendation for termination then you have a
+      <section id="TerminationRetirement">
+        <title>Termination or Retirement</title>
+        <p>There are two ways for a project to cease incubation: Termination
+or Retirement.
+If you receive a recommendation for termination then you have a
 problem. Chances are that there are either legal or structural
 problems with your project that in the opinion of the Incubator PMC
 are not resolvable within a reasonable time frame. A termination
@@ -217,6 +220,23 @@
 Directors and/or your Sponsor. You should be aware that several
 Members of the Board are also Members of the Incubator PMC and as
 such, an appeal is unlikely to be successful.
+Retirement is typically an internal decisions by PPMC. A retired project
+is a project which has been closed down by the PPMC or by the IPMC for
+various reasons. It is not longer developed at the Apache Incubator and
+does not have any other duties.
+Retirement can also be suggested by IPMC on the grounds of lack
+of releases for more than a year. However, since unlike termination,
+retirement is a voluntary process, the suggestion will have to be
+discussed and voted upon.
+It's important to view this process as being the retirement of the podling
+community, not the code. It should not be implied that the code is not for
+use - just that it has no community. The source code of a retired project
+is available in ASF repository, when the copyright requirements are fullfilled.
+This is indicated through the incubator status page. For more details on
+Retirement please see our <strong><a
href="../guides/retirement.html">Guide to Retirement</a></strong>
       <section id="Continuation">

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