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From Niclas Hedhman <>
Subject Re: [IP CLEARANCE] Software grant for Ratis (incubating)
Date Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:10:55 GMT
the Board approved Apache Zest (now Polygene) to go straight to TLP about 2
years ago. Part of the decision was the question; "What benefit will
incubation have for the community?", and since we had exclusively Apache
members on the initial project, operated with an ASF mindset before coming
to ASF, we had no good answer for that particular question. Follow up on
that was to have a "provisional TLP" (proposed by Greg Stein, I think), a
self-inflected restriction, and the Board asked "What benefit for the
project does that bring?".

I think more projects have done this since then, but not sure...

So, end of the day; Place a Resolution in front of the Board, accompanied
(a priori) with motivation why incubation is not beneficial to the
community, and you have a good shot at go straight to TLP.


On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 1:57 PM, Alex Harui <> wrote:

> On 2/24/17, 4:40 PM, "Enis Söztutar" <> wrote:
> >
> >On a separate note, I wish there was a fast-track for these kind of
> >projects which can start internally in Apache without too much of a
> >hassle.
> Check the archives for "Straight to TLP" discussions.  I thought it was
> possible these days.
> -Alex

Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer <> - New Energy for Java

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