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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Apache project guidelines docs += independence?
Date Mon, 16 May 2011 16:36:50 GMT
A number of different issues recently about commercial influence in our
projects have had me thinking about the importance that Apache projects
are managed independently.  Since this isn't explicitly stated in the
obvious places, I wrote a little essay for my personal blog:

Comments?  I think as the ASF grows up, and as some of our projects are
on the way to scoring mega stardom, it's important to ensure both that
our projects can continue to manage themselves independently, but also
to *explain* to the world that this is important to us, and why.

Do people like this?  Where would be a good place to put it in /dev or
the community site as a requirement for Apache projects?  I think it's
clear that the board (past, present, and future) will expect projects to
be managed independently, but it's not clear that we've done a good
enough job of explaining this yet.

- Shane

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