I also support graduation. There has been consistent active development work 
and a good roadmap for future releases. There is an active community of users 
that have exchanged a lot of good ideas and provided assistance to the 
community in resolving problems associated with VCL.

It's a solid project and stable application which is getting increasing use at 
our institution and I foresee it continuing to grow in the future.

Mike Waldron
Systems Specialist
ITS Research Computing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

________________________________________
From: Aaron Peeler [aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 9:14 AM
To: vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org; vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Graduation

I feel we have meet our diversity issue and also expect to add more
committers over the next couple of months. I would positively support
a vote for graduation.


I agree on the other points mentioned.

Status page needs to be updated. We can work on this part easily.

The web site needs to be migrated off confluence. Has anyone
researched other CMS options for the website. I think this would be a
good community discussion thread. Which CMS, the layout, (content,
documentation, design ideas, etc.)

Aaron


On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Andy Kurth <andy_ku...@ncsu.edu> wrote:
> 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.
> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/graduation.html
> http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html#Graduating+from+the+Incubator
>
> 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
> concern.
>
> Status File:
> (https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/public/trunk/content/projects/vcl.xml)
> 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
> (http://incubator.apache.org/clutch.html).
>
> 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.
>
> Diversity:
> 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
> self-sufficient.
>
> Website:
> 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,
> Andy



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Aaron Peeler
Program Manager
Virtual Computing Lab
NC State University

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