On May 1, 2012, at 9:44 AM, Andy Kurth 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.
I can update this tomorrow. > 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. I agree. > 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. Up to you guys. I support this project's graduation. Regards, Alan