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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache project bylaws
Date Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:06:59 GMT
Martijn Dashorst wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 5:28 PM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> >
> > +1 to Marvin's "I hope that most projects won't bother" although there
> > needs to be something a little more than a blank piece of paper.
> >
> > The best approach, IMHO, is to simply make it official that the project
> > adopts the same byelaws as project x, y or z. Pick an established project
> > that has a minimal set of stable byelaws and go on from there. Some
> > projects like to refer to the original project pages, others make a local
> > copy. Both approaches have their advantages.
> 
> At Wicket we didn't bother to pick bylaws and from what I have seen in
> other communities we are better for it. Graduation from the incubator
> is a testament that the community acts as a meritocracy, and the
> bylaws of the foundation should be good for all graduated projects. As
> a community I think that Wicket developers never even bothered to look
> at the bylaws and just follow the established processes and guidances
> that trickle down from board@.
> 
> Looking at httpd, they don't have explicit bylaws either–my google fu
> did not unearth any document at httpd.apache.org that constitutes
> bylaws.

Many project call them "guidelines".
http://httpd.apache.org/dev/guidelines.html

-David

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