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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: Apache project guidelines docs += independence?
Date Mon, 16 May 2011 16:58:29 GMT
+1 this is an important topic and you explain it well.

I'm not sure where it should go but I agree it should be somewhere
"permanent" and visible.


On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Shane Curcuru <> wrote:
> 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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