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From Johannes Roith <>
Subject Re: Lucene.NET Community Status
Date Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:42:36 GMT
Hello, everyone!

I'm interested in helping to keep alive and well; Most of
my time available for open source development is required for another
project, so can't make commitments on contributing code (like helping
with porting, etc.).

I could fix bugs now and then, and help with testing and optimizing
performance of Lucene.Net on Mono.

Also I can help with the website. It really needs some love and I
could help to provide a proper site structure, make a beautiful
design, improve the logo, better integrate API documentation into the
website, etc.


On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Grant Ingersoll <> wrote:
> Thanks, Aaron.
> By the way, to all others reading this: please do not reply to me privately.  It does
nothing to help the community and in fact just reinforces in my mind that the project is not
sustainable at the ASF because people aren't willing to publicly support it.
> -Grant
> On Oct 29, 2010, at 8:07 PM, Aaron Powell wrote:
>> I'm sure I'm not the only one who would be really disappointed to loose
>> Lucene.Net from the .Net communities toolbox.
>> I'd be happy to offer up my services to keep the project alive. I'll admit I
>> don't know much about the way projects are run under the Apache umbrella,
>> but I'm keen to ensure that Lucene.Net doesn't die :).
>> Aaron Powell
>> Umbraco Ninja
>> | | Skype:
>> aaron.l.powell | MSN:
>> On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 7:48 AM, Grant Ingersoll <>wrote:
>>> FYI: This message was sent to the lucene-net-dev@lucene.a.o list on Oct.
>>> 25 and elicited zero replies.  I am sending it here in the hopes that some
>>> of you will step forward and either bring this project back to life via
>>> going back to the Incubator or we put it in the Apache Attic and someone can
>>> take and maintain it somewhere else under a different name per the terms of
>>> the Apache License.
>>> ---
>>> Hi .Netters,
>>> The Lucene PMC would like to ask everyone involved with .NET if they might
>>> chime in on the status of this project.  There hasn't been a commit since
>>> July 2010 (and that one was trivial and there were only 2 in June) and there
>>> seems to be very little activity on the dev mailing list.  There also has
>>> not been a release in a long time.  This was brought up at the last Lucene
>>> Board Report and it doesn't appear that there has been any action since.   A
>>> community should be able to withstand the loss of a single committer, but
>>> here it appears that there are no longer any committers willing to work on
>>> the project.
>>> In order to remedy the situation, we would like the following things to be
>>> done:
>>> 1.  The community needs to show some (sustained) life.  Not just in code,
>>> but in discussion of the project's future, etc.  We would expect the
>>> committers to take a leadership role here.
>>> 2. The community needs to do a real release that is voted on by the PMC.
>>> 3. The webpage needs to be updated to reflect that those previous "source"
>>> releases are not real releases and should be taken down.  Likewise, the news
>>> section should not tout these non-releases as releases.  The website should
>>> also meet the PMC Branding guidelines recently sent out.
>>> 4. Identify some new blood for contributors/committers.  Or the current
>>> committers need to step up more and take a lead role in the community.
>>> We would like to see action on all of these things by the end of this year.
>>> If they can't be met, there will be one of the following actions:
>>> 1. Go back into Incubation
>>> 2. Go into the Apache Attic.  If someone wants to take the code base and
>>> fork it out as a project somewhere else under a new name that does not use
>>> the Lucene trademark name (since that is owned by the ASF) than that is
>>> perfectly acceptable under the Apache license.
>>> If the conditions can be met, we think that the project should spin itself
>>> out as its own Top Level ASF project with its own PMC so that its future
>>> direction can be set by the stakeholders of the project and not by the
>>> larger Lucene project as a whole.
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Grant Ingersoll
>>> On behalf of the Lucene PMC
> --------------------------
> Grant Ingersoll

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