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From Isabel Drost <>
Subject Re: On wearing multiple hats
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:11:46 GMT
On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:58:17AM -0400, Sam Ruby wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 3:50 AM, Isabel Drost-Fromm <> wrote:
> > - Given the influx of projects into the incubator (and the number of projects
> >   making it through) people seem to trust the ASF as a home for their
> >   communities. What kind of value does that have for us? What is the value we
> >   are giving back to these projects?
> From my perspective, I see the growth as evidence that people value
> our model of governance, our license, and our brand.
> As for your last question, I don't see us having any obligation to
> give back to those that don't value our model of governance, our
> license, and our brand.

Sorry - that last question was mis-leadingly phrased. What I meant to ask was,
what kind of value are projects getting from becoming an ASF project? (I got
(and answered from my perspective) that question several times in the past, but
would love to hear broader input).

> As a rule of thumb, if a PMC has three independent and active members,
> added a PMC member within the past year, and made a release during
> that time and is not reporting any problems, then generally all is
> good from a board perspective.  But these are not hard and fast rules,
> deviations from one or more can also be OK.  And a project can meet
> these criteria and still be a problem.

Would it make sense to have public (anonymised) documentation of past examples
for that and for what was done to fix those problems?

As an addition to the above: If there really is a shift in how open source is
being done today, I would bet other projects are facing similar issues and would
love to hear our perspective.


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