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From Emmanuel Lécharny <>
Subject Re: New Workflow…
Date Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:26:32 GMT
Le 28/04/15 07:16, Roman Shaposhnik a écrit :
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:53 PM, Russel Winder <> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2015-04-27 at 15:51 +0200, Emmanuel Lécharny wrote:
>> […]
>>> I don't have any of those answers, all that I can say is that managing a
>>> large community is always a pain, you can't please every one, but at
>>> least, it *is* a community ! And when it comes to provide a decent
>>> degree of protection and tooling for such a community, Apahce is not the
>>> worst place to be ;-)
>> […]
>> One does not manage a community (*). One can enable and empower a
>> community, but it is not controllable (in a centrally-managed economy sort
>> of way).
>> (*) Especially one as large and dispersed as the Groovy community, most of
>> whom are not actually known to the central committee.
> I would agree with your point here. 
Me too. See below.

> ASF is very libertarian in a way that it
> delegates pretty much every aspect of governing a community to the
> PMC. What's left is a few non-negotiable principles that are common
> among all the PMC and are collectively known as the "Apache Way".
> I would encourage everybody to read:

'Gouverning' is the correct word here. 'Managing' is, well, a bit to
tainted. Sorry for not being a native english speaker...

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