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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: Writing something about the Sandbox
Date Thu, 01 Feb 2007 15:58:40 GMT
Other projects seem to treat the sandbox differently than as described 
below; I would prefer to keep the sandbox
aligned with usual Apache concepts for it, which seem to be - it's a 
subproject for potential new additions to the project or to subprojects 
of it, and things here are works in progress, with no guarantee that 
they will ever be promoted to
an official release of the project its subprojects.

We should (in my opinion) establish other subprojects which can do 
releases, etc., beyond the sandbox, for things like
annotators, parsers, consumers, and tooling.   Things would graduate 
from the sandbox into one of these subprojects (or into the main Apache 
UIMA project) when we want to convey some higher level of support / 
testing / acceptance, and to have official "distributions/releases" for. 

I think that the sandbox should not be a subproject which does 
"distributions/releases".  This allows more freedom
to tinker, which I think is a valuable thing to have as some part of the 


Michael Baessler wrote:
> Marshall Schor wrote:
>> Michael - could you write something about the Sandbox on Apache?  
>> Purpose, what's in it.  Something short - to be included in the 
>> docbook docs.
>> -Marshall
> So you want to include a short paragraph about the sandbox to the 
> docbook of the UIMA 2.1 release. I would only add something similar as 
> we have on the web:
>    The UIMA sandbox is a workspace that is open to all UIMA committers
>    and developers who would like to contribute code and join the UIMA
>    developer community. The sandbox is designed to host analysis
>    components like annotators, parser or consumers, as well as UIMA
>    tooling. All the components developed in the sandbox are free to use
>    and licensed under the Apache Software License
>    <http://incubator.apache.org/uima/license.html>.
>    A list of proposed analysis components and tooling for UIMA is
>    available at the UIMA wiki
>    <http://cwiki.apache.org/UIMA/uima-sandbox-components.html> and can
>    be discussed there.
> I would not tell the people what's currently in since we have no 
> release for the sandbox. My plan is to have also a release for the 
> sandbox as soon as we have released the core
> framework. For the next UIMA release we can add the components that 
> have already been released in the sandbox. Does this make sense?
> -- Michael

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