Today we had some verbal +1s for the following suggestion:
1. The time when becoming a CNCF Project is irrevocable is when a project is promoted from Incubation
2. Prior to this a project may choose to leave, or be asked to leave.
The TOC might change this rule in the future but for now it has a clear rationale: it enables new projects to have a safety valve. Before the TOC has finalised its modus operandi and how we help CNCF projects, we want projects to join CNCF and help us shape our model. So we are asking projects to join despite this uncertainty. In return we provide a safety valve.
In effect we are saying to projects "tell us when you are ready to leave Incubation".
Comments please. Feel free to rewrite this. Indication of support will not be taken as a formal vote. This email thread is for discussion only & towards creating language that we can put to a vote in the future.