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From "Sharan Foga"<>
Subject Re: ComDev mission
Date Sat, 28 Oct 2017 10:06:56 GMT
Hi Rich


Although the description is new, we have already been doing this (producing tools, processes
and advice) so why not make this very clear to people.

I really like the idea that we could actually produce tools. In fact I think we already have
some but haven't created, consolidated or released them in the way that other projects have.
(Perhaps that could be another discussion...)


On 2017-10-27 10:43, Rich Bowen <> wrote: 
> Months ago, we discussed a refocusing of the ComDev mission, which we've
> made some progress on here:
> I had an inspiration this morning, and wrote the following, which I would
> like to propose as our new mission statement, to be included on the website
> and in our board reports:
> -------------------------
> The Community Development project creates and provides tools, processes,
> and advice, to help open source software projects improve their own
> community health.
> We are, of course, primarily focused on Apache Software Foundation
> projects. However, because we believe that the Apache Way is, in fact, the
> best way to manage a software project, we strive also to make these
> artifacts releasable to the open source community as a whole.
> -------------------------
> I feel like this provides a clear path for our activities, as well as a
> goal of  being a beacon for the entire open source world, with our
> experience and philosophy.
> In the spirit of lazy consensus, I'm going to make that paragraph edit on
> our website unless there are objections. (This won't happen for several
> days, since I'm traveling, so there's time for folks to speak up.)
> --Rich

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