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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ASF Membership Nomination
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2002 13:37:41 GMT
Aaron Bannert wrote:

> The irony here is that by attempting to come to a pre-concensus the
> vote and discussion turned inadvertently private, which by its mere
> existance shows that the public system failed. 

This reasoning would be correct if you implicitly assume that the notion 
of private nominations doesn't have a social impact on the perception of 
openess of the community.

> I would much rather have
> the situation we have now in the httpd or members lists where nominations
> are made to everyone (and exclusively to everyone) would will have to
> vote on that nomination.

While I would like to continue with open processes that are kept private 
only when specific events require it.

Why? mostly because of the perception given to the people.

Perception is important, expecially in building a community.

But at the end, I think there is very little difference between the two 
processes technically, what is important is just the perception given to 
the people of the community.

And I think this list shows that Jakarta is much healthier than the rest 
of the ASF in that respect. Even if, sometimes, they have been even 
*too* open.

But keeping things balanced is a very difficult thing.

Stefano Mazzocchi                               <stefano@apache.org>

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