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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: [POLL] reboot Kato
Date Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:08:24 GMT
----- Original Message -----

> From: ant elder <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 12:45 AM
> Subject: Re: [POLL] reboot Kato
> Folks,
> This isn't necessary, the Kato PPMC is fine. The Incubator has been
> discussing Kato and come up with an action plan summarized here:
> That says: before the next report the Kato community should "decide in
> what form the poddling should continue, if at all", and results should
> be summarized as an action plan in the next status report, which i
> believe is due by March.

As this month's report was rejected, I believe a new report is due next

> Stuart has already started off a discussion thread so thanks for that
> and i look forward to seeing the discussion progress -
> Joe is not speaking on behalf of the ASF Incubator here or in the
> other messages he has posted.

This is certainly true, however I have very valid concerns as a member
of this public charity about the decision-making process that's been
going on in this project.  It is one thing for the community as a whole
to go into stasis by deciding to do so, formally and publicly, using
Apache rules and processes.  It is quite another matter for this situation
to materialize out of the clear blue sky with zero public discussion
about the relative merits of the available options.  It looks more
to me like a plan hatched in some IBM office somewhere and unilaterally
imposed by IBM employees than a collective Apache-style agreement between
all available participants in this project.

YMMV. All I'm offering is a way out of this situation, nothing more
and nothing less.

>    ...ant
> Kato IPMC Mentor
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Joe Schaefer <> 
> wrote:
>>  The Apache Software Foundation creates and serves the needs of
>>  projects who serve the interests of the general public, not the
>>  business interests of participating corporations.  When those
>>  interests are aligned, everyone is happy.  However, when they
>>  are not, the interests of the org must come first.
>>  The Incubator created the Kato project for the sole benefit of
>>  the public, and it is clear at this point that the public is
>>  deriving very little benefit from the overall direction and
>>  management this podling has carried out over the past 2 years.
>>  I suggest it's time for a change.  For anyone who is interested
>>  in actively participating in creating the future direction and
>>  in writing quality software at Apache, please volunteer for membership
>>  on the PPMC by expressing your +1 on this thread.  While I am
>>  not currently a mentor on this podling and cannot at this point
>>  guarantee that people who volunteer will be given an opportunity
>>  to participate on the PPMC, I think most people on the IPMC will
>>  want to see this materialize.

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