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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Resource Allocation ( was: Flex logo contest )
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:22:13 GMT

On Jan 10, 2012, at 4:05 PM, Peter Elst wrote:

>> As an example, what will happen if Adobe keeps cranking out Flash Builder
>> versions? Do committers get a free copy - or will they be expected to pay
>> for it themselves?
>> 
> 
> I don't see how Flash Builder is related to the Apache Flex incubator, why
> would we expect to get copies? Flash Builder is just an IDE and not a
> requirement to do Flex development.
> 
> 
> 
>> Adobe has said that they will donate people resources - what other
>> resources are they offering? If an email over a t-shirt as an award has
>> everyone pissing and moaning... I'm a little concerned if we hit a bigger
>> bump in the road.
>> 
> 
> It is my understanding that individuals are contributing and those happen
> to be Adobe employees and the company gives them the opportunity to use
> their time for that. Adobe is in that sense not involved in the Apache Flex
> incubator - it has donated the code.
> 
> 
> 
>> Consider this...
>> 
>> Johnathan Campos - Apache Flex wants to have a conference in San Francisco
>> on the first anniversary of the project. Since you're on the commiters
>> list... you'll be donating your time - pro-bono. Oh... and btw - the
>> conference can't make a dollar because it's non-profit. Oh... and btw -
>> Adobe didn't agree to supporting anything like that so... you'll have to
>> come up with sponsorship yourself or pay for it out of your own pocket.
>> Oh... and it's possible that Apache Flex may not even have anything to
>> release by the conference. Oh... and...
>> 
> 
> I believe you can have commercial efforts around the open source and
> non-profit Apache Flex project.

There are many examples around numerous Apache projects.

> The situation is just that Apache works in
> an open development model with volunteers and typically no compensation is
> given.

I believe that the ASF employs only  2 or 3 Apache Infrastructure workers and an XA (part-time?).

The ASF specifically does not pay for development on projects.

Regards,
Dave


> 
> - Peter


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