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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <>
Subject Re: who decides? (was: [Tapestry-contrib] Re: Tapestry?)
Date Sun, 05 Jan 2003 23:09:52 GMT

Wow, if that is how the incubator is to function I absolutely want to be 
a part of it.

What I am observing does not seem to match this.


> That is absolutely not the role for the Incubator. The Board did not create
> it with the idea that it is the decision maker on what belongs at the ASF.
> That is up to all of the PMCs. The Incubator is for dealing with their
> decisions -- for bringing the code in and ensuring the new community
> observes our requirements and ideals.
> The Jakarta PMC said "yes, we want it" and now the Incubator is responsible
> for dealing with that.
> If the HTTPD PMC said "yes, we want mod_whatzit" then the Incubator brings
> it into the ASF.
> But the Incubator *CANNOT* dictate their ideas of what is or is not "proper"
> for the ASF to those other PMCs. Absolutely not. If there is any question
> about that, then I'm more than happy to get an official statement from the
> Board to that effect.
> "Wah wah, but that means the PMCs can create unbounded work for us." Those
> other PMCs should be participating in the process. If they impose too much
> work and the incubation process slows as a result, then they can help it
> along (in their own self-interest) by adding their own people to the mix.
> Cheers,
> -g

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