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Subject svn commit: r789849 - /websites/staging/community/trunk/content/committers/index.html
Date Fri, 20 May 2011 14:03:27 GMT
Author: buildbot
Date: Fri May 20 14:03:27 2011
New Revision: 789849

Staging update by buildbot


Modified: websites/staging/community/trunk/content/committers/index.html
--- websites/staging/community/trunk/content/committers/index.html (original)
+++ websites/staging/community/trunk/content/committers/index.html Fri May 20 14:03:27 2011
@@ -104,8 +104,20 @@
                           <p>Information that is useful to Apache committers is spread
across the whole ASF site.
 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.</p>
+<h2 id="project_independence">Project Independence</h2>
+<p>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 
+<a href="">release voting</a>, <a href="">legal
policy</a>, <a href="">brand policy</a>,

+using <a href="">mailing lists</a>, etc., which
are <a href="">documented
in various places</a>. </p>
+<p>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 <a href="/projectIndependence.html">Project Independence</a>.</p>
 <p><a name="Index-Assistingwithprojectmanagement"></a></p>
-<h1 id="assisting_with_project_management">Assisting with project management</h1>
+<h2 id="assisting_with_project_management">Assisting with project management</h2>
 <p>There are many visible contributions of value in an Apache projects
 (documentation, testing, coding user support, design etc.), but there are
 also plenty of "back office" tasks that are necessary to maintain a healthy

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