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From Julian Hyde <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Freemarker Incubation proposal
Date Thu, 21 May 2015 21:52:52 GMT
I am another happy user of Freemarker. Calcite, Drill and Phoenix all use
it as a pre-processor, to stitch together SQL grammar files.

It’s worth reading It gives a sense of
how the Freemarker community has self-governed and evolved over its long
history, and also their diligence in addressing IP issues. I think it
indicates their suitability as an Apache project.

I think the "Relationships with Other Apache Products” section should note
that Freemarker has a similar purpose to Velocity. Not that similarity with
an existing project would prevent acceptance into Apache.


On May 21, 2015, at 11:44 AM, Daniel Dekany <> wrote:

The guys who you see on or GitHub with commit rights has moved
on to do different things, except me and one other guy who is mostly a
Web designer professionally. That's one of the reasons why I though
that I give it a shot, and see if being an ASF project makes the
project more visible/appealing for contributors. I don't know what the
experience with that is. Sometimes we get a patch from someone BTW,
but that doesn't make the sender a committer of course. Finding people
who will work on Freemarker for a longer time seems to be a tricky
business, despite that the user base is big. Well, MVC template
engines is not the hot topic nowadays, but they are still heavily

Anyway, I will ping some earlier contributors then.

Regarding the other question, yes, there are ASF projects who build on
FreeMarker, like OFBiz for example. (And then of course Struts
supports it next to JSP and Velocity.)

Daniel Dekany

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8:03:03 PM, Chris Nauroth wrote:

As a very satisfied Freemarker user, I'm excited to see this proposal!

I agree with the feedback that it would be helpful to have more
committers.  Marmotta mentioned that they use it, so I wonder if you could
draw some interest from members of that community to join as initial
committers.  Are there other Apache projects that already use Freemarker?

--Chris Nauroth

On 5/21/15, 9:44 AM, "" <> wrote:

Le 21/05/2015 16:29, John D. Ament a écrit :

On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM Bertrand Delacretaz


On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Sergio Fernández <>

...If you'd need any other mentor, I'm happy to help there (I'm

Incubator PMC

and ASF Member)...

Currently I see three mentors and two committers at, I'm not involved
in that podling but it looks to me that additional committers might be
more useful than more mentors.

>From looking at their graphs, on github, they have 5 total


I'm wondering - would the others who aren't on the proposal be
in joining the proposal?

Actually the project is currently at SourceForge as you can see at and the team is there
I guess some members at least will be interested...

PS: maybe a duplicate, I used my non a.o address on another email, sorry
for the noise in case


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