I think you bring up a valid concern. To be sure, the infrastructure and administrative costs are negligible. So, we don't need to worry on that account. However, the ASF Incubator is not a place where you can hang your shingle up and hope that someday someone will wander by and be interested.
The Incubator is merely a vetting mechanism to make sure that a community has a minimal set of ducks in a row as well as proven that it is a vibrant community.
Here at Chukwa we've had not many commits beyond patches, no dev talk, and no releases. That's the problem.
A +1 is not a judgement on the technology or its developers. It is a simple recognition that Chukwa, for what ever reason, has been unable to generate an active community.
On Nov 20, 2012, at 12:32 PM, Ariel Rabkin wrote:
> My vote is 0 -- abstain. I would be happy to leave the project in
> incubation longer in case something turns up, but I'm not paying the
> administrative costs, so I don't feel able to vote -1.
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Alan Cabrera <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> The current thinking among the PPMC is that it's time to retire the Chukwa podling. Eric is working on getting the Subversion history ported to a new home on GitHub.
>> Please cast your vote:
>> [ ] +1 to retire the Chukwa project
>> [ ] 0 for Don't care
>> [ ] -1 for No, please keep it alive (please provide arguments why)
> Ari Rabkin [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Princeton Computer Science Department