This thread is to discuss whether the Apache VCL community feels that
this incubating project is ready to proceed with the process to
graduate to a top level ASF project.  There are several requirements
which must be met and steps completed in order to graduate.   This
discussion thread is the first step towards graduation.  Please review
the following pages.

There are many items described in the ASF graduation documentation
which we have obviously satisfied (create a release, etc).  The
following are issues that I feel either need to be addressed, would be
concerned about regarding board/mentor approval, or have been brought
up before.  Please share your thoughts.  Also, please review the ASF
graduation documentation and bring up anything else which might be a

Status File:
This is not up to date and is missing information.  Previous board
reports need to be added.  News items need to be added containing the
string "new committer".  Doing this will cause the numberCommittersNew
column on the "Status of the Clutch" page to turn green

Also, the list of commiters in the status file and project page hasn't
changed since Apache VCL started.  The new committers obviously need
to be added.  I'm not sure how the original list was decided upon, but
I feel several names should be removed since they have not contributed
any code and some have not been involved in the community at all.  I
think the list should be Aaron Coburn, David Hutchins, Andy Kurth,
James O'Dell, Aaron Peeler, Josh Thompson.  Also, Brian Bouterse
contributed some code a while ago.  I'm not sure if he is still
interested in being a committer.

ASF requirement: "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 issue has been raised before.  I feel we meet this requirement
and that the community is generally diverse, can govern itself, and be

This is not necessarily a requirement for graduation but I feel that
it should be addressed prior to graduation.  Our website/documentation
is pretty rough and really should be redesigned.  I'm guessing the
board members will look at it prior to voting.  In addition, there
will likely be a press release if/when we graduate and website views
will spike.  This shouldn't hold up the graduation process, but I
would like agreement that this should be completed by graduation.

Thank You,

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