On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 2:48 PM, Peter Karman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Lately I've been interested in how projects end well.

The ASF's Attic process is worth thinking about in that regard. The
ASF insists that retirement serve as an inflection point, and that
stakeholders be properly informed. It's different from the uncertainty
of a codebase which slowly becomes unmaintained, which is common for
open source projects in the wild.

> One thing I've observed is that they end well when everyone walks away
> happy and willing to work together again. I feel that way in this case.

Absolutely.  This community has been so consistently pleasant and
inspiring. In the future, can I please be so lucky as to find similar
environments and collaborators? That's asking too much, but I want it
anyway!

> Since you and Nick are fine either way, I think we should go out while we
> have the votes to do so. That seems like the Apache Way, respecting the
> process and the community.

I volunteer to take care of all the technical aspects of retiring the
project. I know the routine well already, having taken care of
retirement matters for eight or so Incubator podlings.

Marvin Humphrey
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