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Subject svn commit: r430565 - /incubator/public/trunk/site-author/guides/participation.xml
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2006 22:20:30 GMT
Author: clr
Date: Thu Aug 10 15:20:28 2006
New Revision: 430565

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=430565&view=rev
Log:
fixed minor typos

Modified:
    incubator/public/trunk/site-author/guides/participation.xml

Modified: incubator/public/trunk/site-author/guides/participation.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/public/trunk/site-author/guides/participation.xml?rev=430565&r1=430564&r2=430565&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- incubator/public/trunk/site-author/guides/participation.xml (original)
+++ incubator/public/trunk/site-author/guides/participation.xml Thu Aug 10 15:20:28 2006
@@ -30,8 +30,8 @@
         <section id="abstract">
             <title>Abstract</title>
             <p>
-This document is descriptive not normative. It aims to help those who are new 
-to the Incubator learn it's ways and netiquette.
+This document is descriptive, not normative. It aims to help those who are new 
+to the Incubator learn its ways and netiquette.
           </p>
         </section>
             <section><title>General Netiquette</title>
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@
 work at Apache, read <a href='http://jakarta.apache.org/site/mail.html'>this</a>.
             </p>
                 <p>
-The incubator is a public meeting place with a diverse and ever changing community. 
+The incubator is a public meeting place with a diverse and ever-changing community. 
 Creating social bonds and establishing a reputation is important. Please be polite, 
 courteous and diplomatic. 
             </p>
@@ -63,7 +63,7 @@
 All are encouraged to subscribe, read and post their opinions in the usual way.
             	</p>
                 <p>
-Anyone can by their words influence the decision making process and may vote on VOTE
+Anyone can by their words influence the decision-making process and may vote on VOTE
 threads. However (as is usual) only the votes of those on the 
 <a href='/incubation/Roles_and_Responsibilites.html#Incubator+Project+Management+Committee+%28PMC%29'>Incubator
PMC</a> are binding on Apache.
             	</p>
@@ -71,11 +71,11 @@
         	<section id='user'><title>As A User</title>
         		<p>
 A <a href='http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#users'>user</a>

-is anyone that uses our software. Most Apache projects have active user
+is anyone who uses our software. Most Apache projects have active user
 communities who are willing to provide help. This is not always the case with incubator podlings.
         		</p>
         		<p>
-To gain the maximum benefit from any immature project (as many incubation podlings are),

+To gain the maximum benefit from any immature project (as many podlings are), 
 adopt an active attitude. 
 Read <a href='http://jakarta.apache.org/site/contributing.html'>On Contributing</a>
 and 
@@ -92,7 +92,7 @@
                 </p>
 				<p>
 Apache is a <a href='http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#decision-making'>
-<em>DO</em>-ocracy</a>. The first step along the road leading through 
+<em>DO</em>-ocracy</a>. The first step along the road leading to 
 <a href='#committer'>committership</a> is to become a developer. For more information
start with
 <a href='http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html'>How Apache Works</a>
 and the <a href='http://www.apache.org/dev/'>developer documentation</a>.
@@ -120,10 +120,10 @@
 committer.
             	</p>
                 <p>
+The right way to express interest is by a post to the list with a brief introduction. 
 Piling onto a proposal (by adding your own name as an initial committer) is impolite.
 Read 
 <a href='http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/200607.mbox/%3cC73C6D24-3216-4EB4-8846-1218B38CC594@gbiv.com%3e'>this
thread</a>.
-The right way to express interest is by a post to the list with a brief introduction. 
             	</p>
              	<p>
 A podling needs to learn how to recruit new committers from its developers. So,
@@ -141,7 +141,7 @@
 Eligibility to act as a formal 
 <a href='/incubation/Roles_and_Responsibilities.html#Mentor'>Mentor</a> is 
 <a href='/incubation/Incubation_Policy#Mentor'>limited</a>. The best way for
an eligible 
-individual to become a Mentor is to post a note introducing themselves 
+individual to become a Mentor is to post a note introducing him- or herself 
 and volunteering their services to <code>general.AT.incubator.apache.org</code>

 during the development of the <a href='proposal.html'>proposal</a>.
             	</p>
@@ -159,4 +159,5 @@
          </section>
     </section>
   </body>
-</document>
\ No newline at end of file
+</document>
+



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