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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Re: ComDev mission
Date Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:06:44 GMT
Rich Bowen wrote on 11/1/17 3:05 PM:
> On 10/27/2017 08:43 AM, Shane Curcuru wrote:
>>> 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
>> s/the best way/one of the best ways/
>> We have a great method, but it's not the best of all possible ways for
>> all communities.  I think making the mission a superlative will bring
>> more flak than it brings value.
> I believe it's the best way, but, ok.

I believe it's the best way for most people too.  But not all.  And
there are several other models out there that work quite well and have
passionate evangelists for their models as well.

My point is that the ASF at it's roots is here to serve the communities
that choose to join us.  We definitely can do better with a more
coherent and polished message, and about being organized at spreading
our message - which ComDev is quite nicely doing these days!  In
particular, your proposal to better show how our model is practiced is
super important.

But we're not an advocacy group, and our culture is not one to
proselytize.  I dunno, maybe I'm over-sensitive to the inevitable
pushback from some of the other communities out there with their own
organized stories to tell.


- Shane

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