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From Myrle Krantz <>
Subject Re: Doing open source while maintaining your sanity
Date Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:20:02 GMT
Hi Isabel,

Since sustainable development is very much in Apache's interest as a
foundation, I believe this is an excellent idea.

My first thoughts on where this could go:
1.) This belongs somewhere under
2.) It should come "early" in the intro to open source development.
So maybe here: ?
3.) It's important enough to link to from the first community page,
maybe under or with the code of conduct?

But I'm still fairly new to comdev.  Who else has an opinion about
where this belongs?

Best Regards,

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 12:51 PM, Isabel Drost-Fromm <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Last week at FOSS Backstage one of the topics Sharan discussed in her talk was IIRC the
responsibility that comes with running an and participating in an open source project. One
of the topics related to keeping an eye on your own well being as well as on your peers.
> At Apache we have a couple resources that warn against things like volunteeritis, over
committing and the like. I'm not sure how visible these are, also I'm not sure if Apache projects
in general are aware of the topic of mental health.
> IANAL, but AFAIK at least in Germany, mental health legally is treated the same way as
physical health when it comes to employer liability (someone with better "legal English" skills,
please correct my wording). While we are not an employer, would it make sense to offer some
material on the topic to community members? I would guess that we wouldn't need to produce
any new content, but maybe just link to and endorse existing stuff we already have? (Maybe
we already do that, it's been a while since I was a new committer reading through the getting
started docs, so anyone who is new - feedback welcome.)
> Isabel
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