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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: A maturity model for Apache projects
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:04:14 GMT
These are *open* source.  Plotting strategy for marketing on a private list
has no place in Apache projects.  Private lists have very limited
appropriate uses and that policy has served Apache very well.

On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 11:48 AM, Andrea Pescetti <>

> On 06/01/2015 Daniel Gruno wrote:
>> projects unfortunately have a tendency to use their private lists for
>> much more than committer votes and security issues, which I find is bad
>> practice.
> If you as a project had a competitor, possibly a proprietary one, would
> you discuss marketing strategy in public? Would you expect the same from
> your competitor? This is a purely theoretical issue, but some projects
> might be facing it. I don't have a clear-cut answer here. Maybe the answer
> is yes, but in practice journalists expect to use confidential channels. So
> press/marketing strategy might, and I repeat might, be among the
> discussions allowed on the private list. Marketing activities instead, as
> opposed to strategy, must surely be discussed on public lists.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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