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From Dave McAllister <dmcal...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Flex for Apache Incubator
Date Mon, 19 Dec 2011 21:51:51 GMT
Donald Whitlock wrote : "Looks interesting, though.  Given AOO, is this
suggesting a trend of
major companies transferring code and communities to Apache?"

Community support and development is a principal strength of open source
development. And it is increasingly apparent, at least to us, that such
presence is best led by the community, even for technologies initially
developed within a corporation. Adobe is beginning to understand the
advantages of such independent foundations, through not only releasing
Flex, but also projects such as PhoneGap, or contributing to project like
Apache Felix. While Adobe cannot speak for more than ourselves, we believe
that market-significant and/or complex projects would do well to consider
support and drive from foundations such as Apache, to help create free and
open environments of collaboration.

-- 
Dave McAllister
Director, Open Source and Standards
http://blogs.adobe.com/open
Adobe Systems, Inc.
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>------ Forwarded Message
>From: Donald Whytock <dwhytock@gmail.com>
>Reply-To: "general@incubator.apache.org" <general@incubator.apache.org>
>Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:46:13 -0800
>To: "general@incubator.apache.org" <general@incubator.apache.org>
>Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Flex for Apache Incubator
>
>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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