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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Please help by providing input large or small
Date Fri, 16 Oct 2015 21:47:45 GMT
Yes.  Good reference.

And glad to see that this statement is very close to what I have (in much
less succinct form).

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 2:36 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com>
wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 1:31 PM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Please help me refine a statement of what the Incubator does.
>
> It seems to me that for a succinct mission statement we can go back to the
> 2002 Board resolution which established the Incubator:
>
>     http://incubator.apache.org/official/resolution.html
>
>     [...] accepting new products into the Foundation, providing guidance
> and
>     support to help each new product engender their own collaborative
>     community, educating new developers in the philosophy and guidelines
> for
>     collaborative development as defined by the members of the Foundation,
> and
>     proposing to the board the promotion of such products to independent
> PMC
>     status once their community has reached maturity.
>
> I've argued recently that the Incubator is doing its job well:
>
>     The Incubator is a stable platform, and it has been functioning well by
>     historical terms, and with blessedly low drama compared to a few years
>     ago.  My impression is that frustration with the institutional
> resistance
>     of Incubator to change is skewing impressions of how well it is doing
> its
>     job of incubating podlings.
>
> When I refer to the Incubator's job as "incubating podlings", I mean
> everything in that excerpt from the resolution above.
>
> Marvin Humphrey
>
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