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From Paul Davis <paul.joseph.da...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache CouchDB Diversity Statement.
Date Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:34:36 GMT
+1, especially to broadening the definition of contributions that we recognize.

On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 3:59 PM, Andy Wenk <andy@nms.de> wrote:
> two docs make sense imho. +1
>
> Cheers
>
> Andy
>
>
> On 28 April 2014 22:44, Robert Samuel Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Count me in.
>>
>> B.
>>
>> On 28 Apr 2014, at 21:09, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> > Yep. Happy to see what the drafts look like. If two docs make sense,
>> > two docs make sense.
>> >
>> > On 28 April 2014 22:04, Joan Touzet <joant@atypical.net> wrote:
>> >> Nice. I personally would still like to see Diversity broken out in a
>> separate document, but the idea of a charter is very good and this covers a
>> lot of ground.
>> >>
>> >> This also dovetails very nicely with the mentorship ideas I have
>> floated here and on IRC in the past.
>> >>
>> >> +1, let's do this!
>> >>
>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>> >> From: "Noah Slater" <nslater@apache.org>
>> >> To: dev@couchdb.apache.org
>> >> Sent: Monday, April 28, 2014 3:50:15 PM
>> >> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Apache CouchDB Diversity Statement.
>> >>
>> >> I have two things I'd like to add.
>> >>
>> >> 1. I'd like to widen this bit and turn it into a PMC charter.
>> >> Basically a document that sets out what the PMC values, our commitment
>> >> to diversity, and our pledge to the project. It's basically the same
>> >> idea, but with a flourishes.
>> >>
>> >> The closest we have to this at the moment is here:
>> >>
>> >>
>> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=couchdb-admin.git;a=blob_plain;f=email/invite_pmc.txt;hb=HEAD
>> >>
>> >> I'd like to improve on this.
>> >>
>> >> 2. Technical ability is something I feel very strongly about. We've
>> >> made a huge blunder IMO in requiring past contributors to be highly
>> >> technical. I would like to introduce and officialise the same policy
>> >> as Apache Forrest.
>> >>
>> >> cf. https://forrest.apache.org/committed.html
>> >>
>> >> Summary: we recognise merit in four areas:
>> >>
>> >> (Co)mmunity - one must interact with others, and share vision and
>> knowledge
>> >> (P)roject - a clear vision and consensus are needed
>> >> (Do)cumentation - without it, the stuff remains only in the minds of
>> the authors
>> >> (C)ode - discussion goes nowhere without code
>> >>
>> >> I would like to think that we would elect someone who is blogging for
>> >> us, or doing marketing, or speaking a lot. These are all important
>> >> people, and their importance to the project should be recognised.
>> >>
>> >> It's been about two years since I started pushing on this topic at the
>> >> PMC level and there have been big cultural changes. I am confident
>> >> that I could elect people with contributions in any of these areas.
>> >> But I want to make it official.
>> >>
>> >> This is what we value. This is what we will recognise. Our promise to
>> >> the community.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noah Slater
>> >> https://twitter.com/nslater
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Noah Slater
>> > https://twitter.com/nslater
>>
>>
>
>
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