Probably the most complex lifecycle of the lot with 6 phases Pre-proposal: * group propose interest in creating a project * Eclipse Management Organization (EMO) helps setting up the proposal * ends when proposal gets published Proposal: * proposers improve the proposal with the committee and community input * project gets two mentors coming from the architecture council * ends when the proposal is mature enough: * clear and concise description * well defined scope * fit with Eclipse * why Eclipse? (kind of motivation letter) * resources committed (to avoid being a dumping ground of dead projects) * vendor neutral * lot of legal stuff because of Eclipse nature with lot of company owned code * project gets created in the incubator after a creation review: * proposal is complete * committee gave approval * trademark assignment is complete * all questions during review answered * qualitative requirements are addressed: enough devs, clear description, collaborations, time for the community, evidence of activity Incubation: * development of the process, community and technology * pay attention to the IP policy * APIs quality * frameworks * regular milestones * interim releases * has roles: contributors, committers, users, adopters * follow the eclipse ways * ends with a graduation review: * PMC approval * project plan * IP log approval * documentation review Mature: * considered mature project of the eclipse community * strong emphasis on quality and predictability * still go through release reviews for major releases: * IP is clean * PMC approval * project plan is complete and up to date * documentation is ready (including website...) * features, APIs, architecture and quality are assessed * provide a "state of the community report" * if no release for a year, it goes through a continuation review * if inactive, it goes through a termination review: * PMC approval * document the archival process (which accounts to revoke, data to archive, etc.) Top-Level: * promotion from mature for the best projects * happen after a promotion review Archived: * inactive projects going through a termination review end there * all data archived * VCS closed * mailing lists disabled although archives are retained * only the last download is available on the website * if community picks it up again it starts over at the project creation phase
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