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Lenya Project Incubation status

This page tracks the project status, incubator-wise. Items marked DONE have been completed.

The Lenya project graduated on 2004-08



  • The Apache Lenya project has completed it's incubation tasks and is requesting to graduate to a top-level project.
  • The project has voted in one new commiter, Andreas Kuckartz.
  • A move to SVN after the graduation was decided.


  • The Apache Lenya project has been busy the last few months to get the 1.2 release out.
  • The project saw an increase in mailing list traffic for both the user and developer lists; the number of sites deploying Lenya is growing. Dale Christ was voted in as a new commiter, while Thorsten Scherler became an active commiter again.
  • A public demo site turned out to be a useful resource for users to try out Lenya and for developers to quickly confirm bug reports. A Sprint brought developers together for 2 days in Zurich to work on Repository Integration. The sprint was very productive and will be repeated in the future.


A release candidate for the 1.2 release has been released, 6 bugs remaining. A new commiter (Rolf Kulemann) has been accepted.


Team ramping up to 1.2 release. First independent patches are received, people are starting to use Lenya for live sites.

Project Website

The website for Lenya is at

This page tracks the project status, incubator-wise. Items marked DONE have been completed.

Identify the project to be incubated

DONE Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist and check to be sure that the name is not already trademarked for an existing software product.

DONE If request from an existing Apache project to adopt an external package, then ask the Apache project for the cvs module and mail address names.

DONE If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project, then post a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance.

DONE If request from anywhere to become a stand-alone PMC, then assess the fit with the ASF, and create the lists and modules under the incubator address/module names if accepted.

Interim responsibility

DONE Who has been identified as the shepherd for the incubation?

Stefano Mazzocchi Nicola Ken Barozzi

  • Are they tracking progress in the file

incubator/projects/{project_name}/STATUS ( No, we are tracking it in incubator/projects/lenya.cwiki. )

DONE Have the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received? It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project.

DONE Have the files been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright?

Verify distribution rights:

DONE For all code included with the distribution that is not under the Apache license, do we have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute?

DONE Is all source code distributed by the project covered by one or more of the following approved licenses: Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X, MIT/W3C, MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms?

Establish a list of active committers

DONE Are all active committers in the STATUS file?

    • Andreas Hartmann
    • Andreas Kuckartz
    • Christian Egli
    • Dale Christ
    • Edith Chevrier
    • Gregor J. Rothfuss
    • Michael Wechner
    • Rolf Kulemann
    • Thorsten Scherler

4 of 9 commiters are independant, which is less than 50%. A recent discussion on the general mailing list deemed this to be sufficient, though.

DONE Do they have accounts on

DONE Have they submitted a contributors agreement?


DONE CVS modules created and committers added to avail file?

DONE Mailing lists set up and archived?

DONE Problem tracking system (Bugzilla)?

DONE Has the project migrated to our infrastructure?

Collaborative Development

DONE Have all of the active long-term volunteers been identified and acknowledged as committers on the project?

DONE Are there three or more independent committers?

(The legal definition of independent is long and boring, but basically it means that there is no binding relationship between the individuals, such as a shared employer, that is capable of overriding their free will as individuals, directly or indirectly.)

DONE Are project decisions being made in public by the committers?

  • Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of the committers?

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

  • If graduating to an existing PMC, has the PMC voted to accept it?
  • If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it?

Incubator sign-off


  • Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of the above tasks?

Open incubation tasks