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From Alan Cabrera <...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject JCP participation/voting guidelines
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2007 06:14:26 GMT
A few weeks ago Roy mentioned:

On Jan 22, 2007, at 12:27 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Apache should vote "No" unless *all* of the following are true:
>   1) The specification is completely provided by the JSR publications
>      (i.e., we don't need to jump through some other license hoops
>      in order to read it);
>   2) The Specification, RI, and TCK licenses are provided to the EC
>      prior to the vote;
>   3) The Specification and TCK licenses allow an open source
>      implementation;
>   4) The above licenses are provided at no cost to nonprofit
>      organizations like the ASF; and
>   5) The technology defines something useful for Java.

This made me wonder if there were some guidelines for JCP participation.

One thing that I was thinking was that it's not ASF's place to give  
an opinion on item 5.  Shouldn't we be neutral on that regard?

Along those lines, do I provide technical opinions on the JSR that  
I'm on? I was thinking that if I had strong opinions on a JSR and I  
am technically competent, shouldn't I sign up as an individual  
contributor?  I don't want to take advantage of using the ASF as an  
easy "in"; I think that expert groups may be loathe to turn down an  
ASF rep.

So, with that said, what are my guidelines as one of the Ralph Naders  
of the JCP?


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