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Subject cvs commit: incubator-site/src/documentation/content/xdocs/drafts glossary.xml
Date Tue, 03 Dec 2002 19:20:10 GMT
coar        2002/12/03 11:20:10

  Modified:    src/documentation/content/xdocs/drafts glossary.xml
  some updated to the glossary
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  1.14      +90 -22    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 1.13
  retrieving revision 1.14
  diff -u -u -r1.13 -r1.14
  --- glossary.xml	3 Dec 2002 18:32:07 -0000	1.13
  +++ glossary.xml	3 Dec 2002 19:20:10 -0000	1.14
  @@ -42,7 +42,25 @@
           <dt id="Board"><strong>Board</strong></dt>
           <dd>The nine-person legal governing body of the ASF,
  -        elected by the members.  [duties?]</dd>
  +        elected by the
  +        <link href="#Member">members</link>.
  +        The board provides the oversight of the Foundation's
  +        activities and operation, and has the responsibility of
  +        applying and enforcing the ASF's
  +        <link href="#Bylaws">bylaws</link>.
  +        Among other things, the board approves or rejects resolutions
  +        brought before it, such as for the creation or dissolution of
  +        ASF
  +        <link href="#Project">projects</link>,
  +        funding requests, legal concerns, and disciplinary
  +        actions.  As an open and non-profit corporation, the minutes
  +        of the board's meetings are publicly available at
  +        &lt;URL:<link href=""
  +                  ></link>&gt;.
  +        These minutes include all decisions not made in
  +        <link href="#ExecutiveSession">executive session</link>.
  +        Also see
  +        <em><link href="#Director">Director</link></em>.</dd>
           <dt id="Bylaws"><strong>Bylaws</strong></dt>
           <dd>Bylaws are a codification of the rules that some
  @@ -53,7 +71,9 @@
           organisation.  Others, such as the
           <link href=""
             >Jakarta bylaws</link>,
  -        are only meaningful within the community and are only
  +        are only meaningful within the
  +        <link href="#Community">community</link>
  +        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
  @@ -77,10 +97,18 @@
           <link href="#PMC">project management committee</link>.</dd>
           <dt id="Codebase"><strong>Codebase</strong></dt>
  -        <dd>TBD</dd>
  +        <dd>Generally, a standalone
  +        <link href="#CVS">CVS</link>
  +        module for a particular package.  For example, the sources
  +        for the Xerces-C and Xerces-J packages represent separate
  +        codebases.  Some
  +        <link href="#Project">projects</link>
  +        involve only a single codebase, while others have several.</dd>
           <dt id="CommitAccess"><strong>Commit access</strong></dt>
  -        <dd>Currently, ASF projects use <link href="#CVS">CVS</link>
  +        <dd>Currently, ASF
  +        <link href="#Project">projects</link>
  +        use <link href="#CVS">CVS</link>
           to handle the collaborative versioning control over the code.
           The ability to make direct changes to the code that exists under
           CVS control is called <emphasis>commit access</emphasis>
  @@ -90,12 +118,13 @@
           <dt id="Committer"><strong>Committer</strong></dt>
           <dd>An individual who has been granted the privilege of being
  -        able to directly commit changes to an Apache codebase
  +        able to directly commit changes to an Apache
  +        <link href="#Codebase">codebase</link>
           (<link href="#CommitAccess">commit access</link>).</dd>
           <dt id="CommitThenReview">
  -            Commit-then-Review
  +            Commit-Then-Review
           <dd>(Often abbreviated 'CTR' or 'C-T-R'.)  A policy governing
  @@ -111,7 +140,7 @@
           <link href="#ReviewThenCommit">R-T-C</link> alternative.  Compare
           <em><link href="#ReviewThenCommit">Review-Then-Commit</link></em>,
           and see the description of the
  -        <link href="voting.html">voting process</link></dd>
  +        <link href="voting.html">voting process</link>.</dd>
           <dt id="Community"><strong>Community</strong></dt>
  @@ -162,14 +191,23 @@
           <dt id="Director"><strong>Director</strong></dt>
  -        <dd>TBD</dd>
  +        <dd>One of nine individuals elected by the
  +        <link href="#Member">members</link>
  +        to the Foundation's
  +        <link href="#Board">board of directors</link>.
  +        Directors may or may not have individual responsibilities,
  +        but all are generally expected to stay informed about as
  +        much of the Foundation's operations and activity as possible,
  +        since the Board provides oversight for the Foundation as
  +        a whole.</dd>
           <dt id="Emeritus"><strong>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
           position.  For example, an ASF member who hasn't attended
           any membership meetings for a long time is declared emeritus;
  -        someone who no longer has time to work on a particular project
  +        someone who no longer has time to work on a particular
  +        <link href="#Project">project</link>
           may declare itself emeritus.  Emeritus status indicates
           interest but not activity, as opposed to having resigned.</dd>
  @@ -178,6 +216,14 @@
           <em><link href="#Revolution">revolution</link></em>.</dd>
  +        <dt id="ExecutiveSession"><strong>Executive Session</strong></dt>
  +        <dd>A portion of a
  +        <link href="#Board">board</link>
  +        meeting which concerns confidential matters and which therefore
  +        cannot be publicly minuted.  Examples include salary
  +        discussions, areas covered by non-disclosure agreements,
  +        disciplinary actions, and some types of funding decisions.</dd>
           <dt id="Graveyard"><strong>Graveyard</strong></dt>
           <dd>A location where discontinued, abandoned, and retired
           <link href="#Codebase">codebases</link>
  @@ -209,7 +255,9 @@
           Yo Mega karma to the foo-bar CVS module.")
           <strong>2.</strong> Respect and
           <link href="#Merit">merit</link>
  -        in the community.  ("Al Faa has good karma because of the
  +        in the
  +        <link href="#Community">community</link>.
  +        ("Al Faa has good karma because of the
           careful and tactful way he makes his points and the quality
           of his technical contributions.")
           <strong>3.</strong> Any combination of senses 1 and two; they are
  @@ -261,7 +309,9 @@
           <dt id="Merit"><strong>Merit</strong></dt>
           <dd>The concept of 'merit' is central to the Apache
  -        philosophy and community methodology.  Merit is a qualitative
  +        philosophy and
  +        <link href="#Community">community</link>
  +        methodology.  Merit is a qualitative
           and subjective term, referring essentially to attributes
           such as those below; however, it can probably be summed up
           as the combination of the worth of one's accomplishments
  @@ -282,7 +332,9 @@
           <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)
  +        his or her stature in the
  +        <link href="#Community">community</link>
  +        grows, and (to a certain extent)
           the weight given to his or her opinions.</dd>
           <dt id="Netiquette"><strong>Netiquette</strong></dt>
  @@ -299,7 +351,9 @@
             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
  +          <li>be aware of the
  +          <link href="#Project">project</link>'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
  @@ -319,8 +373,10 @@
           <dt id="PMC"><strong>PMC</strong></dt>
           <dd>Project Management Committee, the group of people
  -        with formal oversight of a project.  The chair of a
  -        PMC is always an <link href="#Officer">officer</link>
  +        with formal oversight of a
  +        <link href="#Project">project</link>.
  +        The chair of a PMC is always an
  +        <link href="#Officer">officer</link>
           of the Foundation.  As the PMC has official oversight
           responsibilities assigned by the
           <link href="#Board">Board</link>,
  @@ -330,7 +386,11 @@
           <em><link href="#Indemnification">Indemnification</link></em>.</dd>
           <dt id="Podling"><strong>Podling</strong></dt>
  -        <dd>A codebase and its community while in the process of being
  +        <dd>A
  +        <link href="#Codebase">codebase</link>
  +        and its
  +        <link href="#Community">community</link>
  +        while in the process of being
           incubated.  See the description of the
           <link href="../process.html#Podling">incubation process</link>.</dd>
  @@ -341,7 +401,9 @@
           <dt id="Project"><strong>Project</strong></dt>
           <dd>In the Apache Software Foundation, the term '<em>project</em>'
  -        typically refers to a community focussed on one or more
  +        typically refers to a
  +        <link href="#Community">community</link>
  +        focussed on one or more
           <link href="#Codebase">codebases</link>, overseen by
           a <link href="#PMC">PMC</link>.</dd>
  @@ -366,7 +428,8 @@
           Originally described by James Duncan Davison in his
           'Rules for Revolutionaries,' the concept has been
           adopted, formally or informally, by at least one Apache
  -        project.  Essentially, a revolution occurs when a group
  +        <link href="#Project">project</link>.
  +        Essentially, a revolution occurs when a group
           of committers decides to fork the current main branch
           in order to work on problematic code or concepts.  This
           permits them to pursue it without disturbing the evolutionary
  @@ -418,8 +481,9 @@
           <dt id="Veto"><strong>Veto</strong></dt>
           <dd>According to the Apache methodology, a change which
           has been made or proposed may be made moot through the
  -        exercise of a veto by a committer to the codebase in question.
  -        If the
  +        exercise of a veto by a committer to the
  +        <link href="#Codebase">codebase</link>
  +        in question.  If the
           <link href="#ReviewThenCommit">R-T-C</link>
           commit policy is in effect, a veto prevents the change from
           being made.  In either the R-T-C or
  @@ -442,7 +506,8 @@
           <link href="#PMC">PMC</link>
           <link href="#Chair">chairs</link>
           are vice-presidents given charge of the proper operation
  -        of their projects.</dd>
  +        of their
  +        <link href="#Project">projects</link>.</dd>
           <dt id="Vote"><strong>Vote</strong></dt>
  @@ -452,7 +517,10 @@
             or a veto, as part of a formal decision.  ('My vote
             is -1 because foo smells bad.')
             <p><strong>Binding votes</strong> are those cast by
  -          committers in the project or on the codebase to which
  +          committers in the
  +          <link href="#Project">project</link> or on the
  +          <link href="#Codebase">codebase</link>
  +          to which
             the decision applies.  Votes cast by others are
             advisory or indicative only.</p>
             See also

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