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Subject [CONF] Apache Community > Changes integrate the forums into the AOOo project
Date Fri, 30 Sep 2011 15:17:00 GMT
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Comment added by Peter Roelofsen:

Well, the Dutch language forum was stared specifically because lots of Dutch people have a
very poor understanding of English, and one of the moderators there can't make sense of the
iCLA. I doubt that signing a contract that you don't understand is legally binding, so maybe
you should provide translations in the relevant nl's.
I don't object to signing a CLA, provided that it covers my activities, and I have tried to
show here that the CLA doesn't do that at all. When I want to rent a house, I am not going
to sign the contract if the contract stipulates that I'm buying the house. Surely that makes

In reply to a comment by Christian Grobmeier:
For votes which may decide on the future of the board. For example, moving the board to another
URL. This has been discussed already on volunteer side. If the board is running at asf side,
and the pmc decides that it is a good idea to move the board to another url, it might do it.
If there are people from the board on the pmc, they can oppose.

Same to software changes etc.

I would highly recommend and appreciate to have at least some forums people on the PMC to
let them decide on their own fate.

If the board joins the ASF, they are joining this project. The separation between "coders"
and "supporters" is only theoretical, after all there is one project management. And I think
that some people from the forum should participate there.

Actually I cannot understand why you are so opposed to CLAs. If you cannot understand english
thats another story. But if you can, i cannot understand. Its common usus for nearly all foundations
(like dojo foundation) to sign a cla if you enter a foundation.

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