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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Re: What's the plan? What are we here for?
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:26:28 GMT
On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 3:10 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi Rich,
>
> On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 6:54 PM, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> 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.

Of course, anything we can do to clean up documentation or provide
better guidance
is welcome, but I don't think ComDev is responsible for community
development of ASF
the same way that Rich is responsible for it at his day job. It is the
same way with Incubator.
IPMC is not really in business of making sure there's a steady
pipeline of projects -- we're
just there to help (and do our best!) when there's a steady pipeline.

Thanks,
Roman (as a ComDev PMC member).

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