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From Branko ─îibej <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: What is "The Apache Way"?
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:16:41 GMT
On 08.01.2015 05:30, Marvin Humphrey wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Alan D. Cabrera <list@toolazydogs.com> wrote:
>
>> Some podlings are graduating w/ no clear understanding of the Apache Way.
> What is "The Apache Way"?  No one can say.
>
> There is no bounded set of expectations that an Apache project must fulfill.
>
> Where do Apache's official policies begin and end?  Which best practices
> must be mastered?  What will be enforced, what will be ignored?
>
> Every last podling graduates without a clear understanding of The Apache
> Way, because it is impossible to attain a clear understanding of The Apache
> Way.


Dunno, I think the basics are pretty clear.

  * Contributors are individual volunteers (never representatives of
    employers).
  * Status is gained through merit (e.g., not through connections or
    tit-for-tat).
  * Decisions should be reached by consensus.
  * All project members are equal (e.g., PMC does not dictate to other
    committers)
  * Community is more important than code.

Everything else (including requirements for releases) are minor
technicalities and/or legal constraints.


I find it horrifying that any ASF and especially IPMC member couldn't
list these five basic points standing on their heads in a cold shower at
3 a.m.

-- Brane


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