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.



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