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 >