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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: Re-launching the ComDev Blog
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:52:52 GMT

On 11/22/2016 07:41 PM, Sharan Foga wrote:
> Another aspect I've been thinking about (and this may have been discussed previously)
is to have a strategy for what we want to community development to achieve. I took another
look at the diversity strategy ideas that I put together on the wiki and think that there
is a lot in common with what the goal of community development is or could be. 
> I'm not sure if there is already have a mission statement or goal for community development
and if not, then I think that the current diversity strategy ideas / outcomes could be tailored
to become more generic to community development because the 3 ways mentioned of achieving
the outcomes are very relevant to everything we would like community development to do. (and
diversity is incorporated into it as part of the overall strategy)

Yes and no. We've got this important historical document:

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
       interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
       Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
       Committee charged with coordinating community development

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
       Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Community
       Development Project", be and hereby is established
       pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation; and be it further

       RESOLVED, that the Apache Community Development Project
       be and hereby is responsible for helping people become
       involved with Apache projects; and be it further

But as to what that *means*, that's up to us to define, and we haven't
done that. Or, at least, the current incarnation of ComDev has not.

Of the initial list of people involved in that effort, only Ross is
still here, and he tends to be very, very busy with other things.

> - Reach out and attract new contributors
> - Ensure that people that join Apache communities enjoy what they do and feel safe and
> - Maintain a positive culture of inclusiveness and openness

Yes, that seems like a very good starting point, and fleshing that out
into specific activities was the intent of the thread that was started
earlier this month on private@ and needs to be brought to this list.

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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