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From Matt Richards <mricha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [RT] Create a second incubator podling - the ooo forums
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:25:52 GMT
I totally agree, cool heads is the best way to make any quality decisions. I
apologise about my misinterpretation of the committer role within Apache,
glad to know it is not simply consistent of developer roles.

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:

>
> On Sep 6, 2011, at 10:02 AM, Matt Richards wrote:
>
> > Things appear to be quite heated surrounding the forum transition area
> and I
> > fear this is ultimately going to rip apart a very strong existing portion
> of
> > the OOo community if it continues on the path its going.
>
> Cool heads will need to prevail.
>
> > I thought a big
> > part of the Apache way is building and sustaining a community surrounding
> > the project as well as the project itself.
>
> A few have been strongly passionate, these individuals need to keep their
> cool and slow down.
>
> > But it appears the only way to
> > become a contributor for the time being is to have a developer set of
> > skills. Forums/support a long side with documentation require a
> completely
> > different skill set.. I'd hope the ASF has some kind of way to
> acknowledge
> > this level of work.
>
> We have added committers and PPMC members precisely because they had a
> history with OOo supporting either the forums, wikis, or website.
>
> Being a Committer is someone who is Committed to the project. That is more
> than coding. My path to being voted onto the Apache POI PMC was through
> providing various support to the community including answering question on
> the user list.
>
> There will be a proposal coming and we'll see what happens.
>
> Best Regards,
> Dave
>
>
>
>
>


-- 
--Matt

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