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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: Is it a mountain? (Re: Donation of Admin Console- request for help)
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2005 01:38:40 GMT

On Jul 12, 2005, at 5:47 PM, Jeff Genender wrote:
> Davanum Srinivas wrote:
>> +1 to accept both the console and trifork code. Let Geir worry about
>> paperwork. (Ask for a software grant from both companies such that we
>> can place the code in our SVN.)
> +1
>> +1 to accept new folks from these contrib as "regular" committers (we
>> can have a public vote once we get list of people from these 2
>> companies)
> -1.  Thats not fair to the community.  I would ACL it...let them  
> prove themselves individually before being given the keys to the  
> car.  This is only fair to all the other folks who had to prove  
> their commitment to community.

Let me ask a question - how do you define and measure commitment?

Clearly, we have traditionally used "demonstrated interest in the  
project" as a yardstick, as well as  "demonstrated contribution to  
the project"?  That's really what we're concerned about, right?

I think that people can do this in different ways.  David Jencks  
throws tons of time at code.  I throw tons of time at less technical,  
and more at community, administrative and legal issues.

Would it be sufficient for someone to take software that they  
created, maybe even built a business on, and not only offered to  
donate with no strings attached to the project for us to do with as  
we wish, but also offered an even more precious commodity, interested  
and dedicated people to work on it, to ask for a place at the table?


Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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