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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: The Apache Way (Re: describe Forrest in 50 words)
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:09:54 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> 
> Since we have a number of new developers arriving perhaps those new to
> the Apache Way would like to read:
> 
> Consensus Gauging through Voting:
> http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html
> 
> Which states in the introduction:
> 
> There are essentially three types of vote:
> 
>    1. Code modifications,
>    2. Package releases
>    3. Procedural
> 
> (note there is nothing there about decision making)
>
> You may also be interested in this blog post and those linked from it:
> 
> http://blog.generationjava.com/roller/page/bayard/20050319#apache_meritocracy_consensus_and_despotism
> 
> http://www.anyware-tech.com/blogs/sylvain/archives/000172.html
> 
> and
> 
> http://www.jroller.com/page/rgardler/20050324#effective_decision_making_in_community
> 
> (which all say much the same thing but all come from slightly different
> angles)
> 
> ---
> 
> I wounder if we should put some/all of these links into one of our mail
> templates for inviting/accepting a new committer?

It would be better to distill those comments into the
top-level documents at www.apache.org/dev/
But yeah, linking to them is next best.

I like yours the most. Someone should press-gang you
into writing documents for Forrest.

These are the other documents that we refer new
developers to:
http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html
http://www.apache.org/dev/
http://forrest.apache.org/guidelines.html

--David

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