Thanks Tomek, that's what I suspected. It would therefore make it much more difficult for anyone to carry on since it would effectively have to be a fork, etc. I think it'd be a bit of a shame, but I understand Benjamin's point. I hope it can be avoided.
Cheers, On Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 11:02 Tomek Janiszewski, <jani...@gmail.com> wrote: > Moving to attic is making project read only > https://attic.apache.org/ > https://attic.apache.org/projects/aurora.html > > czw., 18 lut 2021, 11:56 użytkownik Charles-François Natali < > cf.nat...@gmail.com> napisał: > >> 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 >> > >> >