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The MerlinDeveloper project graduated on 2004-01


The MerlinDeveloper Project is a codebase for a merlin eclipse plugin that will be merged with an existing eclipse plugin already in development at avalon.


  • 18-01-2003: incubation has finished.
  • nearly done with incubation.

Project info

item type reference
Website www
. wiki .
Mailing list dev
. cvs
Bug tracking . .
Source code CVS avalon-sandbox
Mentors leosimons Leo Simons
. noel Noel J Bergman
Committers n/a Andreas Oberhack
. n/a all avalon committers
Extra . .

Incubation status report


The status file reflects current project status up to the point of graduation. The project graduated on January 18 2003. There was much rejoicing :D

Collaborative Development

  • all of the active long-term volunteers been identified and acknowledged as committers on the project.
  • there are 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.)
  • project decisions are being made in public by the committers.
  • the decision-making guidelines are published and agreed to by all of the committers.

Licensing awareness

  • all licensing, trademark, credit issues are being taken care of and acknowleged by all committers.

Project Specific



Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

  • the avalon PMC has voted to accept the project.

Incubator sign-off

  • the incubator has signed off on the project.

Incubation work items

Project Setup

This is the first phase on incubation, needed to start the project at Apache.

All steps completed by Leo Simons between january 1 and january 14 2004. Completed tasks are marked "DONE".

Identify the project to be incubated

Merlin-Developer by Andreas Oberhack.

date item
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.
n/a 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

date item
DONE Identify all the Mentors for the incubation, by asking all that can be Mentors.
DONE Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
DONE Give all Mentors access to all incubator CVS modules. (to be done by PMC chair)
DONE Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.cwiki'
date item
DONE Check and make sure that 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 Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Verify distribution rights

date item
DONE Check and make sure that for all code included with the distribution that is not under the Apache license, e have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute.
DONE Check and make sure that all source code distributed by the project is 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

date item
DONE Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
DONE Add all active committers in the STATUS file.
<<will be handled at later point by avalon pmc>> Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on


date item
n/a Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
n/a Ask infrastructure to set up and archive Mailing lists.
n/a Decide about and then ask infrastructure to setup an issuetracking system (Bugzilla, Scarab, Jira).
<<will be handled at later point by avalon pmc>> Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Project specific