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From "Ruchith Fernando" <>
Subject Re: [Axis2] Management Interface
Date Wed, 22 Mar 2006 11:22:01 GMT

Amen !!!

On 3/22/06, Sanjiva Weerawarana <> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 16:16 +0530, Soumadeep wrote:
> > [Soumadeep]  An open source community doesn't mean that it's doesn't share
> > any time lines or responsibilities, I completely disagree with your
> > statement as above
> > No matter what your other obligation may be if you take a responsibility
> > being a committer you should see to it that it's done ASAP. I thing the
> > moderator/release manager should take note of this. Someone has to be
> > answerable no matter what. As community members we all are answerable.
> I can imagine how frustrating this must be for you .. but your statement
> is not true. As community members we are responsible to be good
> community members, but as volunteer members of the community none of us
> answer to anyone. Now, if someone is employed by a company which is
> allocating work time to work on an ASF project then they are answerable
> to the company's mgmt (presumably!), but still not to the community.
> ASF communities do not have moderators or release managers. We vote in a
> release manager for the duration of a release but for every day
> operations we work off a meritocracy. As such there's no hierarchy here;
> the person on the other side can be a 12 year old kid or a 80 year old
> grandma and it makes no difference. If they can program (or document or
> do Web design or any of the other thousand things that must be done to
> keep ASF projects running) they are welcome here no matter what level of
> time they can commit.
> Welcome to the Apache Way ;-).
> Sanjiva.

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