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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: Proper way of release proposal
Date Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:32:14 GMT

The ADIF2 project looks like a very cool thing.  I didn't know about ADIF
at all and it looks like a very useful interchange standard. I also think
that your ADIF parser is a great example of a fine project that has some
community but which really doesn't necessarily fit as an Apache project. As
such, it is a great example (for the Apache folks) of the fact that not
fitting as Apache is a fine state of being.

My strongest rationale for suggesting this is that you have a small
community. That's a fine state of affairs that seems to work very well for
your software, but taking on the Apache rules can be unnecessarily
difficult for a small community.

A weaker but still important argument is that Apache isn't going to add
much value for your project. Your primary "marketing" channel won't change,
you won't reach new people that you couldn't reach via the ham communities,
your users don't likely worry much about licensing details, you don't have
to make big corporations happy with your licensing choices.

The Incubator will be happy to work with you to assess how well the fit
would be and I am sure that we would be happy to have you on-board if you
think that there is a fit. We would also be happy to help advise on how
open source project dynamics work even if you decide not to go for Apache
project status.

Does this make sense?

On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 12:15 PM, Yury Bondarenko <>

> I have a project on bitbucket that is ADIF file format parser for java
> applications. The Adif format described at the project
> may not be very "mass" required as it is very specific format that is used
> only for ham radio logging software so, I currently cannot boast with large
> audience. But from the other point of view this parser is quite unique,
> there are only 4 similar projects on github and only one of them is active.
> This is not application by itself, it doesnt have main method but it can be
> used as a module for other projects. Well, Would this project be accepted
> in incubator? Here is the project page
> swarlorg/adif2
> Any recommendations?
> Yury Bondarenko
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