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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject The Apache Way (Re: describe Forrest in 50 words)
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2005 10:53:42 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
>>David Crossley wrote:
>>DC> I am saying that decisions should be reached
>>DC> through consensus rather than competition.
>>DC> In this case, it would be better to evolve the
>>DC> Forrest description until it is suitable.
>>I can see what David is saying. Though it wouldn't hurt if more people
>>voiced an opinion and stated which text we should continue refining.
>>Or - like David - proposed another version to discuss.

Since we have a number of new developers arriving perhaps those new to
the Apache Way would like to read:

Consensus Gauging through Voting:

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:


(which all say much the same thing but all come from slightly different


I wounder if we should put some/all of these links into one of our mail
templates for inviting/accepting a new committer?


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