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From Phil Steitz <phil.ste...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept OpenOffice.org for incubation
Date Fri, 10 Jun 2011 20:52:15 GMT
-1

I do not think that accepting this podling is in the best interest
of the ASF.   Absent explicit criteria / principles governing what
we accept into the Incubator, I have to apply informal judgment here
and I am voting -1 for the following reasons:

0) I think the ASF has a responsibility to consider the broader
community impacts of our actions.  Arguments have been presented on
both sides of this issue here and elsewhere.  My personal conclusion
is that this is not a *good thing* for the ASF to do.

1) The Incubator exists to provide a means for communities to join
the ASF.   I am not comfortable that this proposal is consistent
with that mission.  I know this proposal is not unique in
representing a commercial collaboration and we have never drawn any
lines defining what is acceptable / not acceptable in commercial
exploitation of the ASF brand and infrastructure.  Absent that, I
have to apply judgment here and my personal opinion is that this
proposal crosses the line.

I respect and acknowledge the efforts of the ASF and other
volunteers working to build a community around this proposal and
should this VOTE pass, I will join the other ASF members in
welcoming the new volunteers to the ASF.

Please respect the VOTE subject line above and refrain from
responding to this post in the same thread.  Please also review the
links Sam posted before repeating arguments already presented. 

Phil

 

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