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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: What's the plan? What are we here for?
Date Mon, 12 Dec 2016 15:34:35 GMT

> On Dec 6, 2016, at 1:26 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 3:10 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
> <> wrote:
>> Hi Rich,
>> On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 6:54 PM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
>>> ...I think it's
>>> fine for us, as a PMC in the most important open source organization on
>>> the planet, to have a similar level of rigor...
>> I'm +0 on better defining the goals of comdev - meaning I think it's a
>> good idea but I don't have time to contribute much to that myself at
>> the moment.
>> However I think we should not make people feel bad if they cannot help
>> as much as we or they would like to, by setting unrealistic goals.
>> Like any Apache project, comdev must enjoy whatever value its
>> contributors add, while making it clear that people are free to
>> contribute as much or as little as they are willing and able.
>> I hope we agree on that and I think we do, I'm just slightly worried
>> that your initiative might be interpreted in the wrong way.
> I'd like to strongly echo Bertrand here. To me, ComDev is first, and foremost
> an ASF's braintrust if you will of things that have to do with
> community development,
> governance and all around non-coding. It is a place to come and ask
> for advice, etc.

I would suggest that not only is it the "storehouse" of tribal-
knowledge gained by the experience and expertise of us all, but
also the place where such tribal-knowledge is shared *and

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