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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: Ripple to be retired from the incubator?
Date Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:30:13 GMT
On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 3:27 PM, Ross Gardler <>

> Looks like there is consensus here. I'm not sure of the process as I've
> never been through it before so copying general@incubator for guidance.
> General@ the Ripple Podling has consensus on retiring itself from the Apache
> Incubator - what needs to be done?

There's a guide:

I've been assisting various podlings with retirement lately (Droids, Kalumet,
Corinthia), and I'd be happy to help with Ripple as well.  (I plan to rework
the retirement guide, so have been gathering experience.)

According to the guide, the next step is that the podling "should" run a VOTE
on the dev list.  Since there has been prominent discussion on Ripple's dev
list with the word "retire" in the subject, though, arguably the entire
community has been informed and the podling dev list VOTE can be skipped[1].

After that, the next steps are to run an IPMC VOTE on general@incubator and
then follow the guide for closing down resources.  I can handle all that if
you like -- just let me know.

The one thing that isn't covered in the guide is the trademark issue.  I see
you're on top of that, though.

Marvin Humphrey

[1] The retirement guide drones on endlessly on this topic -- around half
    of it is dedicated to defining the circumstances under which
    the podling dev list VOTE can be skipped.

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