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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Recommend retirement for NPanday poddling
Date Sun, 08 Feb 2015 12:56:59 GMT
We need to report that NPanday is being retired.

On Feb 8, 2015, at 4:50 AM, John D. Ament wrote:

> On Sun Feb 08 2015 at 7:48:11 AM John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> wrote:
> 
>> So, at this point, is this resolved?  I may have missed the final
>> resolution summary.
>> 
>> 
> Nevermind, got thrown off in my search by a late vote.  I just retired them
> from podlings.xml and will remove them from the board report shortly,
> unless someone feels having them on there will still help.
> 
> 
>> John
>> 
>> On Wed Jan 21 2015 at 5:15:33 PM Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> This is a vote on recommending a retirement option
>>> for the NPanday poddling.
>>> 
>>> It comes on the hills of the general consensus of
>>> the NPanday community and its mentors that
>>> retirement is the only viable path at this point:
>>>    http://markmail.org/thread/litmh5wmwbclrk6n
>>>    http://s.apache.org/Efn
>>> 
>>> NPanday entered incubator on 13th of August 2010:
>>>   http://incubator.apache.org/projects/npanday.html
>>> Up until 2012 the poddling was doing reasonably well,
>>> producing two releases and adding mentors and
>>> committers. Starting from 2012 the community started
>>> to dwindle and no further releases were produced.
>>> Starting from 2014 the poddling really struggled to
>>> regain vitality despite of numerous attempts to help
>>> by Brett Porter and Konstantin Boudnik. The most
>>> visible attempt was in July/August 2014 and resulted in
>>> a spur of JIRA and ML activity, but couldn't be sustained
>>> without direct involvement of Brett and Konstantin:
>>>    https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/August2014
>>> Starting from September the poddling was back to
>>> the usual levels:
>>>    http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-npanday-dev/
>>>    http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-npanday-commits/
>>>    http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-npanday-users/
>>> while missing Incubator reports:
>>>    https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/November2014
>>>    https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/December2014
>>> and having absolutely 0 commits coming into the repository.
>>> It now appears that that all of the PPMC has been disengaged
>>> and the user community for the project is pretty much non existent.
>>> 
>>> IPMC has been monitoring the situation all throughout 2014:
>>>   http://markmail.org/message/3sbwfpedosyqzqhn
>>>   http://markmail.org/message/c2fbokolyujki3gl
>>>   http://markmail.org/thread/3ttavmqnq5s6pe74
>>>   http://markmail.org/message/bxelz5ati2hofe4y
>>> and at this point it feels like the most production option would
>>> be to recommend retirement of the poddling. Should
>>> the VOTE pass, Konstantin and myself are volunteering
>>> to take care of the poddling retirement mechanics.
>>> 
>>> Vote will run for at least 72 hours (to 1/26/14, noon PST).
>>> 
>>> [ ] +1 Recommend retiring NPanday poddling from the Incubator.
>>> [ ] +/-0 Don't care, but...
>>> [ ] -1 Don't recommend retiring NPanday poddling from the Incubator
>>> because ...
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> Roman.
>>> 
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