I agree with the diversity point and would also like to see more
diversity among the community developers.

I don't see NCSU stopping our efforts on VCL development, but that is
just my view point.  NCSU has a great deal invested in our time,
resources, and other research projects using VCL services. In addition
the NCSU population would not be very happy if VCL was discontinued.
Our usage numbers for last week hit close to 6000 reservations for
over 2500 users.

Anyone in the community who is interested in getting more involved in
the development process, please don't hesitate to speak up either on
the list(preferred method) or directly to any of the active
developers(myself, Andy Kurth, or Josh Thompson). We can guide you
through the process of getting more involved. We'd love to hear from


On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 7:55 PM, Alan D. Cabrera <l...@toolazydogs.com> wrote:
> On Sep 4, 2011, at 7:07 AM, Kevan Miller wrote:
>> It's been a while since we've had a graduation discussion.
>> I've seen good progress in the community. Would be interested in hearing the 
>> thoughts of others. Do we feel the community is ready for graduation? Or is 
>> additional work required? If there are requirements to be met, what is being 
>> done to address these requirements? "incubation" is not a permanent process. 
>> If we're lacking aspects required for graduation and not making progressing 
>> on addressing these issues, we need to consider the alternative of ending 
>> the graduation process…
> I think that the community activity on this group is pretty good.  I wish 
> there were some diversity.  This project has most of it's members being NCSU 
> employees and I'l worried that if NCSU "pulled the plug" on their efforts the 
> project would not survive.
> As it stands the project would not have my support for graduation.   I'm not 
> intransigent on this and am willing to discuss other viewpoints, if there are 
> any.
> Regards,
> Alan

Aaron Peeler
Program Manager
Virtual Computing Lab
NC State University

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