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From Danny Angus <>
Subject Re: Withdraw from Incubator or TLP status?
Date Tue, 05 Mar 2019 06:38:13 GMT
I think we have had projects "leave", back in the day, before we were
structured like this. But thinking about a example, maybe they were

It's worth noting that anyone is free to fork an Apache licenced project at
any time, so there is some protection should the founders which to leave
the foundation with their code. Trademarks would be different.


On Tue, 5 Mar 2019, 6:27 am Justin Mclean, <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a specific reason you ask this?
> > 1. In the incubation period, because of some special matters, is it also
> entitled to voluntarily withdraw?
> Yes it usually called retiring (although podling don’t really retire) ,
> but some projects live on elsewhere (like GitHub). The existing ALv2 would
> need to be honoured and the project may need to change it name from the
> Apache one, but it may not have to. See for example ODF Toolkit.
> > 2. After becoming a TLP, can this TLP still have the right to
> voluntarily withdraw?
> An Apache project can be retired to the Attic. [1] After this development
> could possibly occur elsewhere, but there may be naming and trademark
> issues to consider.
> I would assume if a project asked the board to no longer be an Apache
> project / podling they would consider it and probably wouldn’t want to keep
> a project here against it’s will. I can’t recall this ever happening.
> Thanks,
> Justin
> 1.
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