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From Olle Olsson <ol...@sics.se>
Subject Re: [IMPORTANT] The future of XIndice
Date Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:20:34 GMT
I am using Xindice in a content management system, so loosing a 
maintained and further evolved Xindice would be sad.


On 2011-08-10 22:56, Vadim Gritsenko wrote:
> I haven't been doing any Xindice - or Java - in a good while, so unless anyone else wants
to step up, Attic it is.
> Vadim
> On Aug 10, 2011, at 2:26 PM, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
>> Anyone? In a couple of days, unless I hear otherwise, I will propose a
>> resolution to the XML PMC to move XIndice to the Attic, so speak now
>> or forever hold your peace. :)
>> -- 
>> Gianugo Rabellino - gianugo at rabellino dot it
>> Blog: http://boldlyopen.com
>> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Gianugo Rabellino<gianugo@apache.org>  wrote:
>>> All,
>>> this is an important message for the XIndice community: as some of you
>>> may have noticed, the Apache XML project has been in a "winding down"
>>> mode for a while, with most projects either moving to top level
>>> (xerces.apache.org, xalan.apache.org) or to the Attic (AxKit,
>>> Crimson). XIndice is now the only project left, and it's time to
>>> discuss about the project's future. There are two ways forward: the
>>> top level project route (creating xindice.apache.org with its own PMC)
>>> or, if the project isn't active enough to create a PMC, the Attic (see
>>> http://attic.apache.org).
>>> The XML project has no opinion on either, but know that if the XIndice
>>> community doesn't step up to own the project, the only choice left
>>> will be the Attic. Which, by the way, means hibernation not death: the
>>> software remains available both in binaries and source code (although
>>> in strict read-only mode), forks remain possible and projects can exit
>>> the Attic at any time, although to do that they need to prove they
>>> have a viable community standing behind them.
>>> This is a message to get the discussion going: if you want to keep
>>> XIndice as a full-fledged Apache project, this is your turn to step
>>> up! If you feel you want to help, participate, contribute and use
>>> XIndice, we would be glad to hear from you and, as the XML PMC, more
>>> than willing to hand XIndice over to a newly formed TLP. Personally,
>>> I'm happy to help with either transitions, be it to a TLP or to the
>>> Attic. Given that the project has been inactive in the past, I'm
>>> planning to wait for a week to see if a discussion gets going: if
>>> that's not the case, my plan is to start a vote in the XML PMC to
>>> retire XIndice to the Attic.
>>> Looking forward to your suggestions,
>>> --
>>> Gianugo Rabellino - gianugo at rabellino dot it
>>> Blog: http://boldlyopen.com

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