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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: incorrect terminology: lead developers
Date Tue, 11 Aug 2009 03:18:55 GMT

----- Original Message ----

> From: Greg Brown <gkbrown@mac.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 11:12:36 PM
> Subject: Re: incorrect terminology: lead developers
> 
> > We don't have a notion of fixed leadership at Apache.  Leadership is
> > always welcome but it is determined by the will of the group in question
> > at a given point in time, not based on one's official status.  We try to
> > avoid status symbols in order to retain the fair balance of individual
> > decision making within our projects.
> 
> Of course. My issue is with the idea that a project can be successful in the 
> absence of any kind of leadership. So maybe some clarification on terminology is 
> in order...

I thought David's explanation that we don't us the phrase "project leads"
at Apache was fairly straightforward ;-).


      

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