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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Guide vs Policy: requirements for a Champion
Date Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:38:15 GMT
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 10:06 AM, Roland Weber <ossfwot@dubioso.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> the "Roles and Responsibilities" document [1] says
> in the section on Champions:
>
> <quote>
> A candidate project shall be sponsored by
> an Officer or Member of the Foundation.
> </quote>
> <quote>
> Where the Champion is not a Member of the Foundation
> (i.e. is an Officer only), the Champion shall be a
> member of the PMC of the Sponsor.
> </quote>
>
> I find the use of the verb "sponsor" in the
> first quoted sentence somewhat confusing.
> But more importantly, the Policy [2] says
> in its section on Champions:
>
> <quote>
> A Member of the Apache Software Foundation
> </quote>
>
> Given the level of detail in which the not-a-member case
> is discussed in the guide, I suspect that it's the Policy
> that should be updated and not the guide?

policy is normative, guides are just guidance

the guide sounds like it's an improvement so the best approach would
be to create a patch and start a VOTE thread to get the change
approved.

- robert

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