Re: Incubating and Inception levels in marketing materials

alexis richardson

Camille, I agree, indeed we may wish to be more definitive even

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 8:24 PM, Camille Fournier <skamille@...> wrote:
The way that Apache separates out its "incubator" projects from full
projects is that incubation projects are not listed in the main list of
Apache projects, but rather on the subsite. It might be
worth examining an approach like that to make clear the distinction.


On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 2:06 PM, alexis richardson <alexis@...>


Thank you.

What is your question about community support?


On Mon, 5 Feb 2018, 19:02 Erin Boyd, <eboyd@...> wrote:

Alexis/Dan et all,
I appreciate the work it is to grow this foundation and ensure it lands
in a healthy place, it's no small feat!

With the popularity of CNCF, it's 'endorsement' to projects is a huge
success factor.

And while I know we are current revamping definitions to provide better
understanding of the stages of a project, I think many in the community are
concerned that outside of this, perception is reality. Honestly, if I am a
potential customer and looking at a project, just having it listed (with a
bunch of other projects at different levels) on the CNCF website probably
instills a certain amount of confidence in the project.

The criteria between inception to graduation is well documented and
understood by the TOC, but outside of that, I am not sure.
Many times it's been brought of that for instance, "community support is
not sufficient for xyz project". We have agreed this is not a strict
requirement of inception, however those active in the Open Source community
see this as criteria zero.

Also, do we have a good way of tracking technical concerns brought
forward from the DD to the next phase? Have we considered creating and
publishing a concrete timeline around each of these phases and what the plan
is if projects don't meet these guidelines? I feel that many people are
trying to provide good due diligence while also balancing their day jobs, so
things are also getting possibly missed because the dates aren't well
defined. (I know I've mentioned this to Chris so sorry to feel like a broken
record here).

Would love to hear other's thoughts around this.

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 9:20 AM, alexis richardson <alexis@...>


That's really one for Dan but AIUI the whole website is in the process
of being nurtured into an optimal state for 2018 .... So all comments
good & timely, anywhere.


On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 4:16 PM, Jessica Frazelle <me@...>
Quick question: what are the platinum members, the ones who paid the

Do they need to be on the same slide / materials as the projects? Is
that written into a contract or something? Also I'm more than happy to
ask this on the call :)

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 11:14 AM, alexis richardson
<alexis@...> wrote:
thanks Dan & team

@all TOC community, please do comment to Dan directly or on
tomorrow's TOC call

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 4:08 PM, Dan Kohn <dan@...>
We'll be discussing maturity levels on the TOC call. This is just a
note that at the TOC's request, we revised CNCF marketing materials
clearly separate Incubating and Inception projects:

We will obviously add a more prominent graduated section as soon as
first projects graduate. The same project separation will carry over
to our
marketing materials for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon.
Dan Kohn <dan@...>
Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation


Jessie Frazelle
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