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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: Incubator status, Manning email, is any action needed by users?
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2011 05:25:06 GMT
"is the continued Incubator status a problem?"

It's only a problem in that some potential users of the software may
avoid it due to this status, which is unfortunate.  It also limits
books sales.

"Is there something more we, as a group, need to do to push this forward?"

The decision to not pursue graduation at this time has to do with
nothing more than the percentage of commits that are done by all the
active committers, and their distribution.  ASF wants their projects
well-covered, and ManifoldCF has not yet achieved that.  In all other
respects, I believe ManifoldCF would have no problem in being able to

For people who follow the project, this means basically that we need
your contributions and your continued involvement.  If you contribute
consistently and well, you may be asked to become a committer, and
that would certainly help the project towards graduation.


On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 11:40 PM, Mark Bennett <> wrote:
> I got the email from Manning mentioning that the print book would be
> delayed, in favor of updates to the electronic copy, since the incubation
> period has been extended.  This seems quite reasonable.
> This is NOT a post about the book - if it were, I'd post to that board.
> But more importantly, is the continued Incubator status a problem?  Is it
> something we need to "do" something about?
> Is there something more we, as a group, need to do to push this forward?
> For example, something with doc or unit tests to comply with ASF?  Or
> starting to Blog campaign to lobby ASF?
> OR Is this even a "problem" to be worked on?  Maybe there's good reasons for
> it, and Karl is content?  I'm a newb to these lists, so wanted to ask before
> doing anything.  Only saw one recent post on the topic.
> Thanks,
> Mark
> --
> Mark Bennett / New Idea Engineering, Inc. /
> Direct: 408-733-0387 / Main: 866-IDEA-ENG / Cell: 408-829-6513

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