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Re: Apache Fundation.

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 18:38:48 -0500

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 18:03, Gavin Baumanis <gavinb_at_thespidernet.com> wrote:
> Hi Greg and everyone else in the know...
>
> It doesn't come as any surprise to anyone to hear that I really have
> no history with open source projects - though I (obviously) quite like
> the concept and contribute here , how I can.

And your contributions and attention are certainly welcome! From the
standpoint of Patch Manager, I doubt anything will really change for
you in the move. The address of the mailing list, and a different bug
tracker. But that's about it :-P

> None the less I have found myself asking, "What's the big deal with
> changing to the Apache Foundation"?
>
> Any chance I can bother someone to indulge me for a second and let me
> know what are the benefits of, and reasons for changing?

I think each person has their own point of view on this.

For myself, I saw svncorp as a time sink on our contributors. There
were also a lot of things that svncorp just never got to because it
didn't know what to do or have enough volunteers to do them. Contrast
that to the ASF which has been doing this for ten years. It has solved
"all" of the problems and has a huge pool of volunteers to get that
stuff done. (I say "all", but really... it is an ongoing process... to
be handled by people other than svn devs).

I've also had some issues with the technical infrastructure, and am
looking to improvements provided by the ASF: better mailing list
handling, replication/backup/failover between the US and Europe (and
soon Australia), and clearer access/control over our platform.

Cheers,
-g

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