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From Klaus Trainer <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache CouchDB Diversity Statement.
Date Sun, 11 May 2014 17:40:43 GMT


On 04/28/2014 10:04 PM, Joan Touzet 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" <>
> To:
> 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:
> 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.
> 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.

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