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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject A maturity model for Apache projects
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:28:46 GMT
Hi,

Creating such a model has been on my todo list for ages, and in a
related discussion on board@ people seem to agree that having this can
be useful.

So let's start - here's my rough initial list of items:

Code: open, discoverable, fully public history, documented provenance
Quality: security, backwards compatibility, etc
Contributions: welcome from anyone based on technical quality
License: Apache License, dependencies must not put additional restrictions
Community: inclusive, meritocratic, no dictators, clear documented path to entry
Discussions and decisions: asynchronous, in a single central place, archived
Decision making: consensus, votes if needed, technical vetoes in the worst case
Independence: from any corporate or organizational influence
Releases: source code only, notices, long-lived release format

Related efforts, inspiration:

http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2014/12/11/open-or-fauxpen-use-the-oss-watch-openness-rating-tool-to-find-out/

http://rfc.zeromq.org/spec:16

-Bertrand

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