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From "Farr, Aaron" <Aaron.F...@am.sony.com>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Stephen McConnell as a committer
Date Wed, 29 Sep 2004 17:45:12 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen McConnell [mailto:mcconnell@apache.org]
> On the particular subject to which your remarks are related - your
> example seems to me to off-the mark.  There were no incompatible version
> changes. What was happening was a process of the team here recasting the
> identity of Avalon to bring it in line with its developer community.
> That involved reorganization of the web-site and is in part that subject
> that you are addressing above. Another part not so clearly stated is the
> role of the framework as a featured product of the community.


Not all developers agreed in the "recasting" let alone the users.  Despite
our expressing this concern you have not sought understanding or compromise.
This is not simply with respect to the site changes alone, but the entire
manner under which the "unified Avalon" campaign has proceeded.  You are
hell bent on fashioning Avalon after the manner you see fit regardless of
the concerns of your peers.  

> > This has to stop.
> If you're saying that Avalon cannot change its identity then I guess we
> have a blocker on our hands. If you're saying that I may not critique a
> faulted argument - then we have another blocker.

Avalon cannot change its identity in the manner in which you have suggested
or proceeded.  It is indeed a blocker.  The options available have been
iterated before: address the issues the Board has with the Metro TLP,
undergo incubation, or investigate a non-ASF hosting solution for Merlin.

J. Aaron Farr
  (724) 696-7653

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