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From Kalle Korhonen <kalle.o.korho...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Flex for Apache Incubator
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2011 04:55:25 GMT
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 6:09 PM, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> Agreed. That is/was my read, too.

Even still, companies don't participate in ASF projects, individuals
do. To me, the proposal implies Adobe is a participating entity. The
sentence in question would read better as "To that end, employees of
Adobe will only have minority representation on the initial committers
list".

Kalle


> On Dec 19, 2011 6:48 PM, "ralph.goers @dslextreme.com" <
> ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
>
>> I don't read it that way.  Yes, ASF projects only contain individuals, but
>> most of those individuals are employed and are in some way influenced by
>> their employer. Calling out that the initial set of committers will be
>> diverse and that a majority of those committers will be coming from places
>> other than the company donating the code is very good to know.  Perhaps the
>> sentence should be reworded to simply reflect that.
>>
>> Ralph
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Donald Whytock <dwhytock@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > A minor comment on one sentence...
>> >
>> > "To that end, Adobe will only have minority representation on the
>> > initial committers list."
>> >
>> > As I understand it, companies don't have representation in Apache
>> > projects.  Individuals do, that may or may not belong to a given
>> > company, and that may or may not be operating with their employer's
>> > backing.
>> >
>> > It'll be good to have participation by people with access to the
>> > resources of the original contributors.  But it's participation by
>> > people.  Whether or not those people represent Adobe is between Adobe
>> > and them.
>> >
>> > Just so Adobe understands that's a consequence of the code grant.
>> >
>> > Looks interesting, though.  Given AOO, is this suggesting a trend of
>> > major companies transferring code and communities to Apache?
>> >
>> > Don
>> >
>> > On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>> > > Hi everyone,
>> > >
>> > > I would like to propose Flex to be an Apache Incubator project.
>> > >
>> > > Here's a link to the proposal:
>> > > http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/FlexProposal
>> > >
>> > > Thank you,
>> > >
>> > > Alex Harui
>> > > Flex SDK Team
>> > > Adobe Systems, Inc.
>> > > http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui
>> > >
>> > >
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