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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Board Commentary: Metro and Avalon
Date Fri, 24 Sep 2004 07:08:56 GMT

Niclas Hedhman wrote:
> in effect anyone could potentially be at the whim of high ranking officers 
> (Board) and to a lesser degree PMCs(?)

Apache is a meritocracy, not a kolkhoz[1].

People are invited to join the PMC only if other PMC members see their 
merits and want them to come in, not because there is some rule that 
sums up the commits done or the length of the emails written.

PMC members are there because they earned merit from their peers (not 
because of rules), and they have all the right to decide for the 
project. The same applies to the board, as it's an elected selection of 
members, that are also there only on invitation.

If you don't understand this, you don't understand Apache.

[1] http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9045938&query=kolkhoz&ct=

Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
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