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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject Food for Thought
Date Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:15:41 GMT
<https://communitywiki.org/DoOcracy>

The Apache OpenOffice project, and other Apache projects, are more like do-ocracies than any
other form of project governance.  The distinct karma for committers and also PMC members
is fundamentally related to the Foundation requirements concerning IP provenance of project
code bases and other artifacts, although that is often referred to as a meritocracy arrangement.
 

For example, no one on the Apache OpenOffice project has executive authority, although there
are particular accountabilities for committers, PMC members, and the PMC Chair (who is an
officer of the Foundation).

For another example, there are no assignments to give out or ways other than suggestion and
recommendation to direct effort.  This is probably what is most confusing to outsiders and
also to the many advocates for AOO who would like to see particular expressed needs met. 


 -- Dennis E. Hamilton
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