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Subject svn commit: r1125402 - /comdev/site/trunk/content/contributors/index.mdtext
Date Fri, 20 May 2011 14:03:38 GMT
Author: rgardler
Date: Fri May 20 14:03:38 2011
New Revision: 1125402

CMS commit to community by rgardler


Modified: comdev/site/trunk/content/contributors/index.mdtext
--- comdev/site/trunk/content/contributors/index.mdtext (original)
+++ comdev/site/trunk/content/contributors/index.mdtext Fri May 20 14:03:38 2011
@@ -23,9 +23,32 @@ their way around The Apache Software Fou
 At the time of writing we don't have much here, so we suggest you mail us
 with your questions.
+## 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].
 ## Questions and Feedback
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+  [5]:
+  [6]: /projectIndependence.html
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