-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 > > On Mar 14, 2011, at 8:48 PM, Kevan Miller wrote: > > A few general thoughts/questions: > > * what are the affiliations for the current set of active committers?
David Hutchins - Norfolk State Univ. Andy Kurth - NCSU Aaron Peeler - NCSU Josh Thompson - NCSU > > * the community has added one new committer in the 2 1/2 years in the > > incubator? Yes - We've had several other people express interest, but haven't had anyone else provide enough code or documentation contributions to be able to adequately review them as new committers. > > * in general, I've been encouraged by the increase in community activity > > (users and development) going on... Agreed - I find this very encouraging and exciting. Hopefully, it will lead to more contributors. > > * although I am encouraged, I am not entirely convinced that the > > community is ready for graduation... This page lists the requirements to graduate: http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html#Minimum+Graduation+Requirements Of those, we're good on the legal and infrastructure sections. For alignment/synergy, we're not using any other ASF projects. I'm not really sure why that is required. There are several items under meritocracy/community that we have not fulfilled: * Demonstrate an active and diverse development community We're definitely active, just not very diverse. * The project is not highly dependent on any single contributor (there are at least 3 legally independent committers and there is no single company or entity that is vital to the success of the project) This is the one I have seen as our biggest hurdle from the beginning of our move to ASF. Until David Hutchins was added as a committer, all committers were legally related (employed by NCSU). I think we will eventually get there, but it may take a (possibly long) while. I think it will take some of the other universities that are adopting VCL to be willing to commit part of an employee's time to development of VCL. * Demonstrate ability to tolerate and resolve conflict within the community. We haven't had much in the way of conflicts to address; so, this one may not matter much. * Engagement by the incubated community with the other ASF communities, particularly infrastructure@ Any ideas on steps we can take toward fulfilling this one? Josh - -- - ------------------------------- Josh Thompson VCL Developer North Carolina State University my GPG/PGP key can be found at pgp.mit.edu -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.16 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAk2CBesACgkQV/LQcNdtPQNmDgCfRLt4yth9TcIF2fBKYIYrRg+d 8REAmwWQOUg+YAC9QKjtD7Y22rwocca0 =ppvG -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----