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Subject svn commit: r1125401 - /comdev/site/trunk/content/committers/index.mdtext
Date Fri, 20 May 2011 14:03:18 GMT
Author: rgardler
Date: Fri May 20 14:03:18 2011
New Revision: 1125401

CMS commit to community by rgardler


Modified: comdev/site/trunk/content/committers/index.mdtext
--- comdev/site/trunk/content/committers/index.mdtext (original)
+++ comdev/site/trunk/content/committers/index.mdtext Fri May 20 14:03:18 2011
@@ -20,8 +20,23 @@ Information that is useful to Apache com
 This page is intended to be an index of useful resources. This site is editable by 
 any Apache Committer, feel free to add anything useful here.
+## Project Independence
+While not all aspects of the Apache Way are practiced the same way by 
+all projects at the ASF, there are a number of rules that Apache 
+projects are required to follow – things like complying with PMC 
+[release voting][1], [legal policy][2], [brand policy][3], 
+using [mailing lists][4], etc., which are [documented in various places][5]. 
+One of these invariant rules is that projects are managed and used
+independently of any commercial interests. The goal is to createan 
+environemnt in which all participants are equal and thus have an equal
+opportunity to contribute to and benefit from our software, regardless
+of motivation or financial objectives. This is discussed in more detail
+in our document [Project Independence][6].
 <a name="Index-Assistingwithprojectmanagement"></a>
-# Assisting with project management
+## Assisting with project management
 There are many visible contributions of value in an Apache projects
 (documentation, testing, coding user support, design etc.), but there are
@@ -31,4 +46,11 @@ with. In most cases you will need to be 
 activities, although non-committers can often act in supporting roles.
  * [Board Reports](/boardreport.html)
- * [New Committer Handling](/newcommitter.html)
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+ * [New Committer Handling](/newcommitter.html)
+  [1]:
+  [2]:
+  [3]:
+  [4]:
+  [5]:
+  [6]: /projectIndependence.html
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