Is your community self sustaining and largely independant of other parts of Jakarta?
Not the individuals, the community. Is it, for instance, so heavily influenced by the direction of some other sub-project that membership of both is virtually a pre-requisite for understanding.
- Are many of your commiters also commiters of some other sub-project for this, or similar, reasons?
- Does your sub-project need or get much direction from the Jakarta PMC (or is it mostly handled by the comitters with lip service paid to the PMC)?
- Is your community highly dependant on one or two key people, or is there a real mix of talent working as a team?
- Is there generally an amicable, if hotly debated, concensus?
- Does your sub-project have aspirations to own its own top-level resources (cvs, mailing lists, wiki, web-site)?
- Is your product tightly bound to other Jakarta sub-projects (excluding commons) or does it only supply a need or consume deliverables in the usual way?
- Does your sub-project contribute a lot of code to another, or receive a lot of contributions from another Jakarta sub-project?
- Has your sub-project outgrown it's original scope?
- Does your sub-project have a need or desire to maintain it's own sub-projects, incubate new ideas, or accept incubated projects from the incubator?
- Are there any compeling arguments which can be raised to support remaining within Jakarta?
Score 1 for each of the following answers:
2a not much
3a real mix
3b generally amicable
5a normal supply/consume relationship
5b not much direct contribution to or by other sub-projects
7a not really
Total 1-3 You probably belong here, consider staying.
Total 4-6 You might need to address some issues before you go.
Total 7-9 Promotion could be your path to further growth and maturity.
Total 10-11 You treat this place like a hotel, its time to think about what you really want.