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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] [PMC] Proposed PMC List
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:20:36 GMT
On 9/25/12 2:49 PM, Ian Lynch wrote:
> On 25 September 2012 12:10, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 6:42 AM, Ross Gardler
>> <> wrote:
>>> On 25 September 2012 11:22, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 3:40 AM, Ian Lynch <> wrote:
>>>>> On 25 September 2012 06:15, imacat <>
>>>>>>     I feel honored to be listed.  I would like to help PMC if there
is a
>>>>>> chance.
>>>>>>     In any case, I suggest at least one female should be included
in the
>>>>>> PMC, to encourage the contribution of females in the community and
>>>>>> diverse voices in PMC.  It is very important to encourage more and
>>>>>> female contributors to join the community, and make them feel that
>>>>>> OpenOffice is theirs', not of some male geeks.
>>>>> +1 broad representation is important.
>>>> IMHO this is a bad idea and if we go down this route it demonstrates
>>>> that we do not understand The Apache Way.
> Demonstration of merit AND broad representation. Why these things
> should be mutually exclusive in a project the size of AOO is beyond
> me.
> It's not an either or it's a both.
> Since Apache is about community as well as code, merit can be gained
> by recruitment, maintaining a healthy community and maximising its
> growth. Apache is at least in part about inclusion according to the
> mentors so strategies for inclusion are just as much part of the
> Apache Way as merit. We should not be just cherry picking bits of the
> Apache Way that suit a particular perspective.

please Ian, this thread is not the best place to continue this
discussion. And again we are all on the same train. We had a thread
about "What is a good Project Management Committee?" and this is
probably the better place.


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