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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Is it a mountain? (Re: Donation of Admin Console- request for help)
Date Thu, 14 Jul 2005 17:48:32 GMT
On 7/12/2005 6:38 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

> On Jul 12, 2005, at 5:47 PM, Jeff Genender wrote:
>> Davanum Srinivas wrote:
>>> +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?

No, they need to follow through and show that they will be active and 
can work well within the community.  Showing up to the door with a 
donation and good intentions is not enough.


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