I'm not familiar with the attic but would it still allow to actually
develop, make commits to the repository etc?

On Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 08:27 Benjamin Bannier, <bbann...@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi Vinod,
> > I would like to start a discussion around the future of the Mesos
> project.
> >
> > As you are probably aware, the number of active committers and
> contributors
> > to the project have declined significantly over time. As of today,
> there's
> > no active development of any features or a public release planned. On the
> > flip side, I do know there are a few companies who are still actively
> using
> > Mesos.
> Thanks for starting this discussion Vinod. Looking at Slack, mailing
> lists, JIRA and reviewboard/github the project has wound down a lot in
> the last 12+ months.
> > Given that, we need to assess if there's interest in the community to
> keep
> > this project moving forward. Specifically, we need some active committers
> > and PMC members who are going to manage the project. Ideally, these would
> > be people who are using Mesos in some capacity and can make code
> > contributions.
> While I have seen a few non-committer folks contribute patches in the
> last months, I feel it might be too late to bootstrap an active
> community at this point.
> Apache Mesos is still mentioned prominently in the docs of a number of
> other projects which gives off the impression of an active and
> maintained project. In reality almost nobody is working on issues or
> available to help users, and basing a new project on Apache Mesos these
> days is probably not a good idea. I honestly do not see that to change
> should new people step up and IMO the most honest way forward would be
> to move the project to the attic to clearly communicate that the project
> has moved into another phase; this wouldn't preclude folks from using or
> further developing Apache Mesos, but would give a clear signal to users.
> > If there is no active interest, we will likely need to figure out steps
> for
> > retiring the project.
> >
> > *Call for action: If you are interested in becoming a committer/PMC
> member
> > (including PMC chair) and actively maintain the project, please reply to
> > this email.*
> Like I wrote above, I would be in favor of a vote to move Apache Mesos
> to the attic.
> Cheers,
> Benjamin

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