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Subject cvs commit: incubator-site/src/documentation/content/xdocs/drafts glossary.xml
Date Mon, 04 Nov 2002 20:55:53 GMT
coar        2002/11/04 12:55:53

  Modified:    src/documentation/content/xdocs/drafts glossary.xml
  add thoughts from chuck murcko and aaron bannert
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.4       +58 -8     incubator-site/src/documentation/content/xdocs/drafts/glossary.xml
  Index: glossary.xml
  RCS file: /home/cvs/incubator-site/src/documentation/content/xdocs/drafts/glossary.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.3
  retrieving revision 1.4
  diff -u -u -r1.3 -r1.4
  --- glossary.xml	4 Nov 2002 18:55:39 -0000	1.3
  +++ glossary.xml	4 Nov 2002 20:55:53 -0000	1.4
  @@ -1,5 +1,7 @@
   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  -<!DOCTYPE document PUBLIC "-//APACHE//DTD Documentation V1.1//EN" "document-v11.dtd">
  +<!DOCTYPE document PUBLIC
  +  "-//APACHE//DTD Documentation V1.1//EN"
  +  "document-v11.dtd">
       <title>Apache Glossary</title>
  @@ -27,21 +29,44 @@
           <dd>The official regular developer and user conference of the
           ASF (see the
           <link href="http://ApacheCon.Com/">ApacheCon Web site</link>).</dd>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="ASF"/>ASF</strong></dt>
           <dd>The Apache Software Foundation.</dd>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="Board"/>Board</strong></dt>
           <dd>The nine-person legal governing body of the ASF,
           elected by the members.</dd>
  +        <dt><strong><anchor id="Bylaws"/>Bylaws</strong></dt>
  +        <dd>Bylaws are a codification of the rules that some
  +        organisation follows.  Some, such as the
  +        <link href=""
  +          >ASF bylaws</link>,
  +        are legally binding and have significance outside the
  +        organisation.  Others, such as the
  +        <link href=""
  +          >Jakarta bylaws</link>,
  +        are only meaningful within the community and are only
  +        as binding as the community itself makes them.  The
  +        bylaws of an organisation within the ASF may not
  +        contradict those of the ASF proper; any such conflicting
  +        parts in the organisation bylaws are necessarily null and
  +        void.</dd>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="Codebase"/>Codebase</strong></dt>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="CommitAccess"/>Commit access</strong></dt>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="Committer"/>Committer</strong></dt>
           <dd>An individual who has been granted the privilege of being
           able to directly commit changes to an Apache codebase
           (<link href="#CommitAccess">commit access</link>).</dd>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="Community"/>Community</strong></dt>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="Emeritus"/>Emeritus</strong></dt>
           <dd>A term used to formally designate someone as no longer active,
           but still entitled to all of the rights and privileges of the
  @@ -50,6 +75,7 @@
           someone who no longer has time to work ona particular project
           may declare itself emeritus.  Emeritus status indicates
           interest but not activity, as opposed to having resigned.</dd>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="Member"/>Member</strong></dt>
           <dd>An individual who has been elected to membership in
           the ASF by the existing members.  Membership benefits
  @@ -57,6 +83,7 @@
           Foundation, waived registration fees at the
           <link href="#ApacheCon">ApacheCon</link> events,
           and [...?].</dd>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="Merit"/>Merit</strong></dt>
           <dd>The concept of 'merit' is central to the Apache
           philosophy and community methodology.  Merit is a qualitative
  @@ -75,18 +102,46 @@
           acquired, it doesn't decay.  It is possible to lose
           merit, though, by violating the community ethics, guidelines,
           or sensibilities.</dd>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="Meritocracy"/>Meritocracy</strong></dt>
           <dd>Meritocracy is one of the principles underlying the
           ASF and its philosophy.  As it has been put, 'the more you do
           the more you are allowed to do.'  As a person acquires merit,
           his or her stature in the community grows, and (to a certain extent)
           the weight given to his or her opinions.</dd>
  +        <dt><strong><anchor id="Netiquette"/>Netiquette</strong></dt>
  +        <dd>Netiquette is the term applied to the common rules of
  +        good online behaviour.  For the general case, it is defined in
  +        <link href=""
  +          >IETF RFC 1855</link>;
  +        for the more specific Apache environment, it boils down to
  +        things like:
  +        <p/>
  +        <ul>
  +          <li>don't flame</li>
  +          <li>lurk for a while after joining a list before
  +          posting; this allows you to get a feel for the personalities,
  +          attitudes, and issues, as well as existing rules for
  +          acceptable behaviour</li>
  +          <li>be aware of the project's/list's guidelines (such as on
  +          voting), and don't violate them</li>
  +          <li>if you have a question, search the list archives and
  +          the bug database before asking what may have already been
  +          answered</li>
  +        </ul>
  +        <p/>
  +        These are just the rough outline of things that may be more
  +        (or less) the rule on a <em>per</em>-list basis.  They boil down
  +        to 'be polite' and 'don't make unnecessary work for others'.</dd>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="Officer"/>Officer</strong></dt>
           <dd>An individual appointed by the ASF Board of Directors and
           given specific authority over and responsibility for some
           portion of the Foundation's activities.  An officer may or
           may not be a <link href="#Board">director</link> of
           the Foundation.</dd>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="PMC"/>PMC</strong></dt>
           <dd>Project Management Committee, the group of people
           with formal oversight of a project.  The chair of a
  @@ -97,19 +152,14 @@
           its actions are considered to be on behalf of the
           Foundation, with all the legal protections and
           responsibilities implied.</dd>
           <dt><strong><anchor id="Project"/>Project</strong></dt>
           <dd>In the Apache Software Foundation, the term '<em>project</em>'
           typically refers to a community focussed on one or more
           <link href="#Codebase">codebases</link>, overseen by
           a <link href="#PMC">PMC</link>.</dd>
  -      <p>Since the Incubator project is one of the primary gateways
  -      into Apache involvement, a lot of the documentation about the
  -      structural and philosophical details of the Foundation will
  -      probably be prototyped and developed right here.  When they
  -      seem to accurately reflect reality and cover the information
  -      they should, they'll probably be moved up to the Foundation's
  -      main Web site.</p>

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