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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: Incubating, Graduating & Code of conduct @ The ASF (spin-off of Better specifying....)
Date Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:47:56 GMT
On Sat, Jul 4, 2015 at 4:12 PM, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
> In fact, I told at least one podling that bylaws are a faint smell of
> trouble -- if you have enough conflict to feel the need to write down
> the rules, you might do better working out the reason for the conflict
> than writing down the rules.

Just as Benson I'm writing this as somebody who mentored a whole
bunch of podlings: early per-project bylawas are a sure sign of trouble
in my book. Its the same issue as the community that runs a vote for
every little thing imaginable.

Both tend to create minorities and really get in the way of true consensus
long term.


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