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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: How can we support a faster release cadence?
Date Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:37:08 GMT

On Feb 11, 2014, at 12:51 AM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 3:57 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>> I have a real example where defined cadence is not as good as the Apache Way.
> 
> Apache policy does not forbid releasing on a predictable schedule.  Projects
> are already free to release quarterly, monthly, or even weekly if they choose.
> 

That's right. There are lots of little phrases like "Release
Early and Often" which emphasize that. But one of the nice
things about Open Source projects is that, well, it's NOT
work, its NOT a job, and we can also balance having a known
and reliable release schedule with "We Won't Release Until
Its Ready".

PMCs aren't factories, churning out releases and code like
widgets. We do that enough at our day-jobs. PMC and Apache
projects should be, IMO of course, considered more like
making a good wine or brewing a fine ale. It's a craft.
It's an art form. FOSS projects should be fun and safe
places where you can practice your craft.


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