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Re: What constitute a successful project?
On Nov 27, 2012, at 3:08 AM, Eric Yang <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Apache is a non-profit organization.  If we restrict our thinking model to
> metrics of how many developers, and how many patches are committed in
> pre-defeined time limit.  There is no software that is gong to succeed in
> this evaluation other than commercial software.  Paid developers are
> contributing to the software that meeting cooperate interests at rapid
> pace, and smaller companies will work together until cooperate interests
> tear apart the software, or the funding eventually dry up and the software
> cease to exist, and the community will eventually fall apart.  Good
> software usually comes down to a few individuals who work hard to enable
> the community to flourish.  Many of the good software takes decades to
> develop from hobby projects.  I will accept the voting result from IPMC,
> and I wish IPMC would use better human sense to enable future project to
> flourish.

Hi Eric,

Its good to see Jukka and Ant stepping up as mentors, may be that will give you Chukwa one more chance. From browsing through the private list and the general list, I see lots of philosophical arguments and how you will bring in your patches now that legal review at your employer is over. Ofcourse you mention new volunteers too. But so far I haven't seen an answer from you or other Chukwa PPMC "what have you done previously to grow the community, what did not work and what is the change in plan now"? I see multiple variants of this question has been asked quite a few times in the last couple of days and I am eager to see an answer from the Chukwa PPMC.

> Chris Douglas resigned from mentor position, therefore, Chukwa will need a
> new mentor, and one of Chukwa contributor Sourygna Luangsay volunteer to be
> the motivator for Chukwa development if Chukwa is voted to stay for another
> 6 months.
> regards,
> Eric
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM, Bernd Fondermann <
>> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:25 AM, Jukka Zitting <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM, Alan Cabrera <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> wrote:
>>>> As I mentioned in an earlier email, we did have this conversation seven
>>>> months ago.  We came to a consensus to give it another try.  We even
>> added
>>>> a few committers a "bit early" with the hopes that they would infuse
>> the project
>>>> with more energy.
>>> That doesn't take away the fact that there are still people who are
>>> clearly interested in continuing work on the project. Instead of
>>> telling the community to pick up their toys and leave, I'd much rather
>>> ask them to come up with a credible alternative. The failure of past
>>> attempts to grow the community does not necessarily mean that future
>>> attempts will also fail, so I'd give the community the benefit of
>>> doubt as long as there are new ideas and people willing to try them.
>>> If I understand correctly the problems in Chukwa are two-fold: 1) the
>>> community isn't diverse, i.e. there are only few people involved, and
>>> 2) the community isn't active, in that even the involved people don't
>>> have too many cycles to spend on the project.
>>> Thus I'd raise the following questions to Eric and others who want to
>>> keep Chukwa alive at the ASF:
>>> a) Is it reasonable to expect existing community members to become
>>> more active in near future? If yes, will such increased activity be
>>> sustainable over a longer period of time?  Why? IIUC there was some
>>> recent legal progress that might help here. What would be the best way
>>> to measure the expected increase in activity?
>>> b) How do you expect to get more people involved in the project? What
>>> concrete actions will be taken to increase the chances of new
>>> contributors showing up? Why do you believe these things will work
>>> better than the mentioned earlier attempts at growing the community?