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From William A Rowe Jr <>
Subject Re: Single person developed project
Date Tue, 16 Feb 2016 19:06:43 GMT
The technical reason for "no solo projects" that already answer your
lies in the ASF governance model, which is based on meritocracy where all
who participate in the project are expected to be part of its oversite
(there is
no allowance for a "BDFL" (Benevolent Dictator For Life) management model.

Every decision has to be (at least passively) agreed to by a minimum of
members of the project, and this particularly includes releases which must
actively approved by 3+ positive votes.

Since a solo effort will not have the ability to perform a release, the ASF
no interest in creating stillborn communities-of-one.  I hope this
clarifies the
earlier answers.  But you certainly describe or point out the source code to
the project you would like to incubate, and solicit additional contributors
either the general@incubator or the dev@community lists.

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 2:47 AM, Amareshwari Sriramdasu <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Wanted to know if a single person developed project can get incubated in
> Apache. Any doc links would be helpful as well.
> Thanks
> Amareshwari

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