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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: The Apache Way (Re: describe Forrest in 50 words)
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:42:02 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> 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.

:-))

The blog entry is Creative Commons licensed, I hereby give permission 
for someone to copy it into any relevant Apache document and relicense 
it accordingly.

Ross

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