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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: The organization of xml.apache.org
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2002 07:32:15 GMT

scott_boag@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Sam Ruby <rubys@apache.org> wrote on 12/04/2002 04:30:52 PM:
>>1) The norm is for every active committer who has been so for a period
>>of time (this is approximately 6 months in the case of HTTPD) to become
>>a part of the PMC.  Yes, this makes for a large PMC.
> I like this also.  At this point, I like it a tiny bit more than the one
> person rep per project notion.
>>2) Any release done by the project is accomplished via a vote of that
> PMC.
> I like this a lot, though it has it's risks.
>>The ASF has precious few resources beyond volunteers.  It does have some
>>dollars that could be applied to getting legal advice in specific
>>instances which warrant it.
> Yes, I understand.  However, it would be interesting to think about some
> sort of funding model for this task and a few others, for a full time
> person (like a real sys admin).  It's just that I don't think that (most)
> volunteers in PMCs have the time nor the qualifications to do this.  I
> wonder if IBM and Sun could pool money?  Maybe we could have a "donate"
> page for only this purpose when people like the software.  Sorry, I guess
> this is getting off topic.  (But these days I'm afraid to talk about these
> sorts of things on the members list for fear I'll be shot completely dead.
> I'm hoping I'll get over it soon.  There are other appropriate lists these
> days, but I simply can't keep up... email is the new tyranny of the world.)

Off topic, maybe.

Interesting... yes!  Not only donate page, but also merchandising that 
gives % to Apache; tshirts, caps, pens, notepads, mice... I'd surely buy 
a Cocoon tshirt, and would be happy that Apache gets a share.

Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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