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From Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dasho...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache project bylaws
Date Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:59:06 GMT
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.

Martijn

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