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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Too many licenses? Was: [vote] Accept Glasgow
Date Mon, 07 Aug 2006 22:05:12 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On 8/7/06, William A. Rowe, Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
>> It's not complicated, folks.  ASF projects consist of individuals. 
>> Adding company affiliations after each of the initial committers names
>> suggests, to some, that the day they move on to another company their 
>> contribution to the project ends.
> 
> No, including the affiliations is standard practice.  

SOP effective when?  http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/WicketProposal surely
doesn't.  Citations please, or are you just being inventive ;-?

> This is the only
> way we can judge the diversity of the proposal.  If it's just names of
> folks off the street and everyone works at the same company (and that
> isn't disclosed), we have no way of estimating the true diversity of
> the project.  -- justin

Quit worrying about sense-of-community and diversity on entry into incubation.
Incubation is about growing community.  Our only goal at this phase is to
determine that community and meritocracy can be established, moving forwards,
with the group of initial contributors, and that the project's appeal would
increase the diversity.

But, once again, nobody's answering the crux of the question, only blowing
more wind.  Can the proposal be modified to be less employer-centric, or
does it need a different home to achieve the goals of the contributors?
Do the initial contributors/participants understand they are participating
on behalf of the project before their employer?  Do they plan to be around
when they move on?  If so they will make great participants in the project's
PMC.  For those that don't, ethical considerations suggest they should plan
to remain committer / contributors.

Bill


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