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Subject [Lucy Wiki] Update of "LucyIncubatorProposal" by MarvinHumphrey
Date Tue, 29 Jun 2010 14:41:22 GMT
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The "LucyIncubatorProposal" page has been changed by MarvinHumphrey.
The comment on this change is: Flesh out "Meritocracy".


   * Fastest path to a community is assimilation of KinoSearch code base.
  === Meritocracy ===
- Apache is a meritocracy.
+ Our initial committer list includes two individuals (Peter Karman and Nathan Kurz) who started
off as KinoSearch users, demonstrated merit through constructive forum participation, adept
negotiation, consensus building, and submission of high-quality contributions, and were invited
to become committers.  Peter now rolls most releases.
+ We look forward to continuing to operate as a meritocracy under the established traditions
and rules of the ASF.
- Once a developer has submitted enough good patches then it should be natural that they are
elected to committer. It should be natural that active committers are elected to the project
management committee (PMC).
- This process of renewal is vital to the long term health of Apache projects. This is the
right place to demonstrate that this process is understood by the proposers. Example (OFBiz):
OFBiz was originally created by David E. Jones and Andy Zeneski in May 2001. The project now
has committers and users from around the world. The newer committers of the project joined
in subsequent years by initially submitting patches, then having commit privileges for some
of the applications, and then privileges over a larger range of applications... Example (Beehive):
We plan to do everything possible to encourage an environment that supports a meritocracy.
One of the lessons that the XMLBeans committers have learned is that meritocracies don't just
evolve from good intentions; they require actively asking the community for help, listing/specifying
the work that needs to be done, and keeping track of and encouraging members of the community
who make any contributions...
  === Community ===
  Lucy currently has a small community, many members of which originated in the KinoSearch

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