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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Freemarker Incubation proposal
Date Fri, 22 May 2015 23:04:57 GMT
As an interesting aside, increasing the scope of Freemarker might improve

Consider extending to be a Scala templating engine.  Or some similar small
effort that ropes in a new community.

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 12:43 PM, Jacopo Cappellato <> wrote:

> Some misc comments on the great feedback we have received so far (thanks
> to all for your help and interest):
> * Sergio, Ralph, we are happy to have you as mentors of Freemarker. I have
> edited the proposal document to include you in the mentors group; five
> mentors is plenty, so we should be good under this aspect. Jacques, you
> offered to mentor in another thread; thanks but for mentoring it's required
> to be a member of the IPMC or of the ASF
> * I agree with Bertrand and Ted that it will be mandatory for this project
> to build a larger community: in fact we are aware about this and are
> determined to work hard to grow an healthy (even if small) community, if we
> will be accepted in the Incubator; some good ideas have been proposed in
> this thread by John and Chris about how to do this and we will discuss
> other ideas as well
> * Julian and Ralph mentioned Velocity as a somewhat similar project; it is
> definitely true that there are similarities in scope (they are both Java
> template engines) but we don't think that merging them would be a good fit
> because there are big differences in the architecture, codebase, philosophy
> and history; as you have suggested we are going to include a sentence that
> explains the relationship with Velocity in our proposal
> Regards,
> Jacopo
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