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From David Nalley <da...@gnsa.us>
Subject Re: What is "The Apache Way"?
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:43:31 GMT
On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 9:49 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote:
>> I think a better analogy would be "US Culture". Yes it is as nebulous
>> as it gets, but the fact that US Constitution exists as a written document
>> makes a LOT of things WAY easier.
>
> Apache's constitution is the corporate bylaws:
> http://www.apache.org/foundation/bylaws.html
>
> US Culture is stuff like Starbucks, Elvis, Manifest Destiny, etc.
> Most of that is not coded as law, thankfully.
>

Except that there generally aren't authority figures to whom I am
answerable to telling me I am doing it wrong if I don't drink Pumpkin
Spice Latte's while listening to Blue Suede Shoes.

Going back to a conversation from the middle of last year as an
example, there is no documented expectation (unless you consider
Shane's recently created page authoritative) that the canonical source
code repository must live on ASF hardware. Which is fine, we all know
the reason why, but when newcomers show up, they don't, and it seems
like we are a mass of unwritten rules that MUST be followed.


--David

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